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    SubjectRe: problems with large directories - not only ext2
    Robert G. Brown wrote:
    > (where seeks are much more expensive than sequential reads and
    > where stating a few thousand files means MINIMALLY a few thousand seeks
    > at 5-10 msec/each -- definitely macroscopic time). Note that this can
    > easily take longer than the actual reading of the file(s).

    Please note you don't _have_ to call stat() in the order returned by
    readdir(). If you sort by inode number first, then on almost all
    filesystems you'll get a speedup because that usually sorts the disk


    -- Jamie

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