A while ago, I accidentally created hundreds of thousands of files in my home directory which I subsequently deleted.
Since then however, running ls in my home directory has been extremely slow (taking tens of seconds to print). It has also been slow in other directories (as in taking 1s to print) and tab completion has been slow everywhere (also tens of seconds).
What might the problem be?
Edit: As suggested in the comments, the output of the
find ~/ -maxdepth 1 | wc
is 67 and the output of df -h is
/dev/sda2 74G 8.4G 62G 12% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 3.9G 12K 3.9G 1% /dev tmpfs 795M 1.1M 794M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none 3.9G 4.9M 3.9G 1% /run/shm none 100M 52K 100M 1% /run/user /dev/sda1 825G 408G 376G 53% /home AFS 8.6G 0 8.6G 0% /afs /dev/sdb2 1.9T 584G 1.3T 32% /media/sj1/ResearchData1 /dev/sdc1 932G 409G 524G 44% /media/sj1/ResearchData2