Subject: Re: an in-kernel getcwd() implementation
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Julian Assange <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/08/1999 13:07:24
Bill Sommerfeld <> writes:

> (I think you confused + and * here)

Err, yes.

> the naive way of doing the directory scan looks at 1 dirent the first
> time, 2 the second, 3 the third, etc., etc., for a total of n*(n+1)/2
> entries.

Correct. I think I'll go back to my cave now ;)

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