Very surprising behaviour with --files-from

Robin Lee Powell rlpowell at
Sun Dec 12 13:51:23 MST 2010

On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 08:25:08PM -0000, Steven Hartland wrote:
> ----- 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?

Yep!  Fixes it right up.


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