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Re: Serious performance problems (malloc related?)
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Linda W <cygwin at tlinx dot org>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 13:02:30 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Serious performance problems (malloc related?)
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On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, Linda W wrote:
> In tracing the Win32 file operations, find seems to perform multiple
> file open operations for each file processed. One way to speed up
> operations in this area might be to keep a "cache" of the last "N"
> file handles. I suspect it's just the Windows path lookup mechanism
> being slow to reopen things. But if the cygwin.dll could cache even
> the past 5 entries, it might speed things up significantly. If it
> is opened each time to read different information, it might be much
> cheaper to collect all the information at one time and cache it in
> an internal "inode cache" that could expire in a second or so.
> If it would "slow" down other programs, it could have some smarts in
> the system calls to look for calling patterns from programs like find
> that need a couple or more openings to fully "process a file", that all
> happen within a few milliseconds of each other.
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