Subject: Re: bin/560: ls -i returns incorrect inodes on symlinks and root dirs
To: Christopher Hooper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com.OZ.AU>
Date: 11/08/1994 20:15:31
The problem now is that ls now DOES a stat (lstat) for every
file in a directory. This may not be terribly noticeable
on a local filesystem with a hundred or so files, but it is
VERY noticeable on an NFS mounted mail spool with about
7,842 files. I guess with the zeal to do ls "properly,"
performance becomes impertinent.
huh? ls(1) only does a stat when you ask for info that
requires it (such as -s, or -i or -l, etc). i just tested
it with ktrace and there was only one fstat() call and no
stat() calls. this has always been the case as far as i'm