Re: file as a directory

From: Hans Reiser
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 13:52:10 EST

David Masover wrote:

Speaking of which, how much speed is lost by starting up a process?

The idea of caching is that running

cat *; cat *; cat *; cat *; cat *

is probably slower than

cat * > baz; cat baz; cat baz; cat baz; cat baz; cat baz

Only for small files where the per file overhead of a read is significant.

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