Subject: Re: sort(1) opens too many files
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/05/2001 20:29:17
Dave Huang wrote about Re: sort(1) opens too many files:
:Yeah, but is it _supposed_ to use that many temporary files? If it is,
:then well, it sure does suck :)

At the time, I had a quick look through the algorithm to see if any
of the main stacks could have their limits bumped up, e.g. increase
MAXFCT or MAXNUM or whatever, but didn't follow through.  I just
presumed there would be performance issues involved as well.
But since you're so willing to look at it . . . . :-)

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