Very surprising behaviour with --files-from

Steven Hartland killing at
Sun Dec 12 13:25:08 MST 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robin Lee Powell" <rlpowell at>
> Of course it does, but as I said in my original mail, there are only
> 4300 directories, and I've seen as much as 10 *million* additional
> file checks.
> It turns out it was considering each directory every time *for each
> file*, because of the ordering of the files list; see my other mail.

Does sorting your file list first help?

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