Re: A tale of waiting

On Fri, 2009-06-26 at 12:09 +0300, Dirk-Jan Binnema wrote:

> For a little fs-specific trick on Linux: If you actually have to
> *open* the files (e.g, for sniffing), you can make things quite a bit
> faster by sorting the files in order of inode first, if you are on
> ext3 (and ext4 I suppose, as well as other hashed-b-tree supporting
> file systems). I got around 40% improvement.

the beos file manager used the same trick on befs (this bit of trivia
comes from pavel cisler, the beos file manager developer).


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