Subject: Re: Getting file info. in a directory "quickly"
To: Olaf Seibert <>
From: Alfred Perlstein <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/16/2002 11:11:06
* Olaf Seibert <> [020116 07:39] wrote:
> On Wed 16 Jan 2002 at 15:30:27 +0000, David Laight wrote:
> > What may be taking the time - and it was the limiting factor of mkisofs
> > on one system I used - is how long it takes to convert the file date to
> > printable format.  Exploder wont be doing any of that (because it
> > doesn't support timezones).
> I would expect (given experience with the Amiga file system) that random
> seeking is what takes all the time. Eventually, AmigaOS added an
> ExamineAll() call to replace Examine()/ExNext() for reading complete
> directories. The big advantage is that the system can sort the disk
> accesses.

*cough* READDIRPLUS *cough*