you are in an fs with millions of small files
des at des.no
Wed Jun 8 07:25:57 GMT 2005
Robert Watson <rwatson at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> - Some appliations behave poorly with large trees. ls(1) is the classic
> example -- sorting 150,000 strings is expensive, and should be avoided.
That's because fts's sorting code is brain-dead. It starts by reading
the entire directory into a linked list, then copies that list into an
array which it passes to qsort(), and finally converts the array back
into a linked list.
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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