Question about rsync and BIG mirror

Shachar Shemesh rsync at
Mon Mar 6 20:10:40 GMT 2006

Jamie Lokier wrote:

>While you're there, one little trick I've found that speeds up
>scanning large directory hierarchies is to stat() or open() entries in
>inode-number order.  For some filesystems it makes no difference, but
>for others it reduces the average disk seek time as on many common
>filesystems, inode number is related to position on the disk.  In
>unusual cases I've seen a factor of 10 improvement, but usually it's
>just 1-2.
The way I see it, if you got that far, then you don't have any problem
with the size of the file list.

>-- Jamie

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