[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Avoid stat call to determine is_directory if possible

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 18:52:47 EDT 2010

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 06/10/10 08:37, Dan McGee wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Dan McGee<dpmcgee at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> And looking closer at my numbers, did we not lose time here? If you
>>> through the read() calls out (which I left in only because that was
>>> the top time user), I should do some new timings or someone else
>>> should as well...
>> Slower it is! Non-truncated test output below after two warm up runs of
>> each.
> I just replicated the same result.  It is even worse if you drop all caches
> before running the strace.

Off to the trash bin for this patch then? Performance improvements
that don't really improve performance are kind of a downer, unless
someone shows me results on OS X or Cygwin that this is a huge win and
worth keeping around.


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