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INN FAQ Part 7

NOTE: The maintainers of the INN FAQ stopped publishing in December 1997.
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Subject: (7.58) My server gets slower and is busy doing io

Under Unix, when directories are getting too large, operations on them
are also getting slow. Most likely candidate is control or if you
have control.cancel in active control/cancel in the spool. Rebuilding
the directory from time to time helps (e.g.
mv /news/control/cancel /news/control/bye.bye && rm -fr /news/control/bye.bye).

There is also somewhere a patch floating around that divides control/cancel in
further subdirectories which makes each of those smaller.


[Source: INN FAQ Part 7 Archive-name: usenet/software/inn-faq/part7]
[Last Changed: $Date: 1997/09/16 01:25:57 $ $Revision: 2.25 $]
[Copyright: 1997 Heiko Rupp, portions by Tom Limoncelli, Rich Salz, et al.]