Suppose these is a file
foo. Then, suppose I create a hard link:
ln foo bar
I can delete
bar by running
rm bar. However, it looks like when there are lots and lots of hard links, using
rm is as slow as when deleting the inodes themselves (i.e. the last remaining hard links). Is there an efficient method for deleting a lot of hard links that are not the last remaining links to the inodes?