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SubjectRe: If not readdir() then what?

On Apr 9 2007 10:03, Trond Myklebust wrote:

>In practice, though, this sort of behaviour has to be managed carefully
>by the server. Forcing a client to re-read the entire contents of the
>directory doesn't really scale too well...

What does the spec (readdir, and NFS READDIR) say about duplicate entries,
and what's done in practice?
Actually, I'd be more concerned about code that does

while(d = readdir(...))
append_a_line_to(d);
(which would be not-so-good on duplicate entries), rather than
bad scaling.


Jan
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