Re: Possible speed enhancement

> De: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
> On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 15:20 +0200, John Bester wrote:
> > Nautilus takes about 8 seconds to load up /usr/lib on my current PC
> > (about 2,300 files). KDE/dolphin takes about 2 seconds. 
> This again... The reason things like /usr/bin and /usr/lib are slow are
> that these are large directories where almost no files have an
> extension. This means we have to sniff the file type by reading the
> first bit of all files. Reading lots of files is inherently slow due to
> the mechanical motion required for seeks on a harddrive.
> That some other apps choose not to sniff such files makes them faster
> for /usr/lib and /usr/bin, but they miss showing file types on some
> files. This is a design decision for nautilus, which is not mainly
> designed to read /usr/bin, but rather to manage users normal files
> (which generally have extensions).

Maybe the x bit should count as a '.exe' extension (sort of) ?


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]