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rm intermittently causes disk to lock up

I have encountered this extremely strange problem on two servers now, both running CentOS5, both of them ext4. One is a SSD, the other is a regular hard drive, both SATA without RAID. The issue is ...
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Very slow rm -rf on OpenVZ VPS with Debian 6 installed

I recently bought OpenVZ VPS and compared to a dedicated servers rm -rfoperation takes considerably longer to complete (about 4x - 5x longer). This is case even if there is one big file as opposed to ...
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How to make `rm` faster on ext3/linux?

I have ext3 filesystem mounted with default options. On it I have some ~ 100GB files. Removal of any of such files takes long time (8 minutes) and causes a lot of io traffic, which increases load on ...