Removing what seems to me to be a moderate number of files takes a very long time. For example:
$ pv linux-3.0.16.tar.bz2 | tar xj 73.2MB 0:00:16 [4.55MB/s] $ pv linux-3.0.16.tar.bz2 | tar xj 73.2MB 0:03:16 [ 382kB/s]
The partition is formatted ext4, mounted relatime,error=remount-ro. There is no processor utilization spike during removal of files. Does any one have any idea what might be going on?
Update: Running either the above commands or
rm -rf as root performs as expected...
update: figured it out. The sysadmin for the box had installed a ridiculous amount of audit rules globally on the box. Removing them fixes it.