Re: linux-2.4.10-pre5

Rik van Riel (
Tue, 11 Sep 2001 17:07:01 -0300 (BRST)

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Daniel Phillips wrote:

> I tested this idea by first doing a ls -R on the tree, then
> Linus's find command:
> time ls -R linux >/dev/null
> time find linux -type f | xargs cat > /dev/null

> According to your theory the total time for the two commands
> should be less than the second command alone. But it wasn't,
> the two commands together took almost exactly the same time as
> the second command by itself.

Well DUH, your first find isn't doing any readahead on the
inodes either.

> There goes that theory.

You might want to test it first.



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