ls -lR too slow

Dave Korn
Thu Mar 19 08:20:00 GMT 2009

Vinod Gupta wrote:

> When I do "ls -lR /cygdrive/z" it takes very long.
> There are only about 700 files on Z: totalling only 100 MB. When I
> monitor network counters on laptop, I see that a whopping 90 MB were
> downloaded for a payload (file list) of only 60 KB. Out of curiosity, I
> did the same experiment between two linux machines configured as NFS
> client+server. 

  Perhaps more instructive would be to compare with typing "DIR Z:" in a DOS
prompt.  How much time does that take, and how much network traffic does it
generate, by comparison?


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