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Re: [Findutils-patches] [PATCH 4/4] Describe recent memory savings on ve

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Findutils-patches] [PATCH 4/4] Describe recent memory savings on very large directories.
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:09:52 +0200

James Youngman wrote:
> * NEWS: Describe the recent changes which reduce the amount of
> heap memory used in processing directories containing very many
> entries.

Thanks for the quick work.
There's a typo below:

> diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
> index 2f031d4..7828704 100644
> --- a/NEWS
> +++ b/NEWS
> @@ -11,6 +11,8 @@ installed, whichever is appropriate.
>  ** Bug Fixes
> +#34079: Apply gnulib ftw memory fix
> +
>  #33384: If rm/chmod etc. are not in /bin or /usr/bin, updatedb fails
>  #18227: find -ls does not display device major/minor numbers.
> @@ -51,6 +53,14 @@ last match found in this file, rather than the first, to 
> better deal
>  with implementations which have duplicate entries (for example
>  /proc/mounts on systems running the Linux kernel).
> +Both oldfind and ftsfind now use less heap memory when processing
> +directories containing very many files.  However, oldfind now uses one
> +file descriptor per recurisive subdirectory level, which will further

recurisive -> recursive

> +limit the depth of directory trees it can search.  If you need find to
> +be able to search deep directory trees, use ftsfind (this is, by
> +default the binary built and installed as 'find').

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