Building file list takes hours,how to improve performance?

Jan-Benedict Glaw jbglaw at
Wed Nov 1 15:20:34 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 22:01:07 +0800, woo robbin <robbinwooo at> wrote:
> I've backed up some files(about 20G,with many subdirectories and files) a
> months ago to an USB drive,and I use rsync to check if there are
> changes.After the process,I checked the log file and found no update
> needed.But the stats said:
> Number of files: 61775
> Number of files transferred: 0
> Total file size: 24169314260 bytes
> Total transferred file size: 0 bytes
> Literal data: 0 bytes
> Matched data: 0 bytes
> File list size: 2260510
> File list generation time: 8631.470 seconds
> File list transfer time: 0.000 seconds

Well, the USB stuff tends to be slow. And untuned filesystems are
that, too. If it's ext3, you'd play with the dir_index flag.


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