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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Oct 5 20:18:01 EDT 2010

On 06/10/10 08:52, Dan McGee wrote:
> 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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