[erlang-questions] File writing and odd behavior when unrelated IO activity occurs

Rob Elsner <>
Thu Jul 16 22:29:20 CEST 2009


> Are you using ext3? There is problem on unlinking big files, data blocks
> need to be deallocated, and on ext3 this process locks other operations.
> I would recomend XFS on Linux for big files, especially in concurant
> write/read scenario.

I will investigate this.  I wasn't aware of such a problem and just
assumed it was something stupid I was doing in Erlang, or some unknown
behavior (to me) with the file lib.

Thank you for the suggestion,
Rob


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