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SubjectRe: /proc reliability & performance
On Thu, 2003-10-16 at 20:07, Albert Cahalan wrote:
>> I created a process with 360 thousand threads,
>> went into the /proc/*/task directory, and did
>> a simple /bin/ls. It took over 9 minutes on a
>> nice fast Opteron.

On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 01:40:03AM -0600, Zan Lynx wrote:
> Did you try using find instead of ls? ls loads all entries and then
> sorts them, so it can create an alphabetical display.
> Try using find. It will not take quite so long.

GNU ls has a -U flag that should come in handy.

-- wli
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