On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 09:44:03 -0600 "Mark Evans" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> No we are not using NIS. > > it is a large directory i am listing. actually it is the /usr/home > directory, and is probably the largest on the system. However "ls -l" > runs for close to six minutesand spends the 10 seconds scrolling the > screen with the results. so i wait ls to start showing the results > for about 5 and a half minutes. Even on a older and much slower > system i've never seen it talk more than 15 seconds to complete. Does it run (much) faster with the -f flag or -lf flags? I have a similar problem with *huge* directories: sorting them is incredibly slow... though -l makes no difference; it's the sorting itself than makes one think it is O(N^2) instead of O(N log N). It could be a pathological case of Quicksort (ls(1) calls fts_open(), which itself calls fts_sort() from /usr/src/lib/libc/gen/fts.c, and that function calls qsort(3); so it's not entirely impossible... -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"