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SubjectRe: Kernel SCM saga..
On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 09:42:04PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Yes. The silly thing is, at least in my local tests it doesn't
> actually seem to be _doing_ anything while it's slow (there are no
> system calls except for a few memory allocations and
> de-allocations). It seems to have some exponential function on the
> number of pathnames involved etc.

I see lots of brk calls changing the heap size, up, down, up, down,
over and over.

This smells a bit like c++ new/delete behavior to me.
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