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SubjectRe: Mercurial 0.3 vs git benchmarks
Thomas Glanzmann wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
>>Directory hashing slows down operations that do linear sweeps through
>>the filesystem reading every single file, simply because without
>>dir_index, there is likely to be a correlation between inode order and
>>directory order, whereas with dir_index, readdir() returns entries in
>>hash order.
>
>
> thank you for the awareness training. Than mutt should be slower, too.
> Maybe I should repeat that tests.
>

Only if you read every single file in each directory every time. I
thought mutt did header indexing and thus didn't need to do that.

-hpa
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