Subject: Re: Why my life is sucking.
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/15/2001 21:08:38 (Brett Lymn)  wrote:
 > Doesn't the mkdir play with ufs metadata which, IIRC, needs to be
 > written _synchronously_ to disk which means that if your disk
 > subsystem is not fast you will lose on synchronous operations whereas
 > normal operations are using the buffer cache which _may_ mask a slow
 > disk subsystem somewhat (that was what it is for ....)

3500 I/O's to do a mkdir?