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Re: /usr/lib vs /usr/libexec

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:

> Le jeudi 12 mai 2005 à 18:32 -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG a écrit :
>> > You said it: there is a cache. After the first access, the directory
>> > will be in the cache. Making all of this a purely imaginary problem.
>> The whole directory is in the cache?  I don't think so.  Remember,
>> that in between each lookup, a library gets searched, which probably
>> flushes the entire cache.
> Currently, on my 256 MB machine, the kernel is using 60 MB for the
> cache. I think this is enough to include a few directory blocks,
> especially some as frequently used as /usr/lib.

If it doesn't while loading an application then something is seriously
wrong or you will be swapping.

But the problem remains that you have to look at each dire entry in
unhashed ext2/3, fat or minix.


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