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rm on a directory with millions of files

Background: physical server, about two years old, 7200-RPM SATA drives connected to a 3Ware RAID card, ext3 FS mounted noatime and data=ordered, not under crazy load, kernel 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5, uptime ...
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Delete files from directory: memory exhausted

This question is a logical continuation of http://serverfault.com/questions/45245/how-can-i-delete-all-files-from-a-directory-when-it-reports-argument-list-too-lo I have drwxr-xr-x 2 doreshkin ...
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Sharing folder with 10m+ files on win xp takes hours to set access rights [closed]

I try to share whole partition in windows xp. On this partition are 10+ milion files. Windows sets access rights to each of them and it has been doining that for last 12 hours and hasn't yet finished. ...