There are always exceptions like with clustered filesystem etc etc. That is why I wrote 'most used'. If you take all the issued 'cp' commands of today in the world. I would bet 80%-95% of them would not benefit from some sort of parallel processing.
-----Original Message----- From: L A Walsh [mailto:coreut...@tlinx.org] Sent: vrijdag 28 juni 2019 13:15 To: Marc Roos Cc: aglo; coreutils Subject: Re: question about parallelism in cp command On 2019/06/06 09:25, Marc Roos wrote: > > Hmmm without being a maintainer. I would say cp -r is most used on > single disk, so one thread is using the maximum disk iops taking y > time to copy. --- not exactly true, if the 1 disk as a 20 disk raid10. You can target 10 areas at a time and get considerable benefit if they are spread across multiple disks in the raid.