File walking issue?

Adnan Olia adnano at
Wed Feb 18 18:49:00 GMT 2004

Well, this is what I noticed on a Samba share.  Using the options below,
I ran 2 tests and the results are below:

Test 1:
Number of files: 95000
Number of bytes: 593MB
Total time for building file list was 70 secs

Number of files: 2093
Number of bytes: 3.14GB
Total time for building file list was 5 secs

Is there a way or option to minimize building the file list? The reason
I am asking is because I have shares that have more than 200,000 files
and about 100GB of data and it is taking awfully slow on a 1GB network


-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Davison [mailto:wayned at] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 11:42 AM
To: Adnan
Cc: rsync at
Subject: Re: File walking issue?

On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 11:37:48AM -0600, Adnan wrote:
> So...assuming that I am using Samba to rsync a share. And using 
> "--archive --compress --times --delete --stat -e ssh" as my option,
> the assumption by Andrew Liles is still true?

Those options use the default "is updated" check (size and mtime).


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