Re: [RFC] Ext2 Directory Index - File Structure
Daniel Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 15 Apr 2001 18:23:18 +0200
>Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > > Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > > > ls already can't handle the directories I'm working with on a regular
> > > > basis. It's broken and needs to be fixed. A merge sort using log n
> > > > temporary files is not hard to write.
> > >
> > > ls -U | sort
> > >
> > > should do the trick.
> > Um, yep. Now ls should do that itself instead of giving up with an error.
> Sorting 1 million 30-character strings does not require temporary files
> on a machine with > 35 MB anyway, and that can be virtual, so if anyone
> cares about ls sorting huge directories I suggest improving the
> in-memory sort.
I got this today:
ls -U <big directory>
ls: Memory exhausted
Since this occured while nothing else was active, it's probably a MM bug
and I will chase it further. However, it also shows that ls is well and
truly borked. If anybody is going to work on it I'd suggest not only
improving the in-memory sort but adding a custom file-based sort or exec
sort as a fallback.
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