Directory listing speed

Luciano Mannucci luciano at
Tue Jan 16 16:11:35 UTC 2018

On Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:57:04 -0600
Weldon Godfrey <weldon at> wrote:

> Does the directory listings get better after awhile?  I am thinking the
> dovecot cache files for each user will get generated upon their first login
> unless your force it to be generated. 
Well, I'm referring to listing obtained using the command:

root at baobab:~ # ls -l /var/spool/mail 

and, yes, first run is about seven seconds, next ones are five seconds.
Linux takes under one second, same 595 files. Waiting another minute
leads back to a seven seconds wait.

Thanks for now,

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