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David Masover wrote:
> Hans Reiser wrote:
> | 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
> That's potentially a common problem, and "cat *" is an overly-simplified
> example. Either you force the "plugin" to say whether it wants to be
> cached or not, or you cache everything, because there are going to be
> plugins like "tar -xjp" for which caching is a HUGE increase.
Ok, I accept the argument.
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