Filesystem question

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Thu Oct 5 10:20:19 GMT 2000

Tim Potter wrote:
> Brad Sahr writes:
> > Experience with the Samba VFS feature has revealed that simply moving your
> > mouse over a filename within MS explorer causes SMB (and resulting disk)
> > activity. The file is being stat'd and open'd multiple times.
> I've also noticed that simply browsing a directory in explorer
> causes just about every file in the directory to be opened to
> look for an icon to display.  Not very nice when you have files
> stored on tape.  )-:
> Some sort of fencepost or icon caching system perhaps would be nice.
> Tim.

Then instead of explorer you will have samba stating files every once to
assure the cache is correct :(

Simo Sorce - Integrazione Sistemi Unix/Windows - Politecnico di Milano
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