Does the "find" command cache file system info?
lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sat Sep 15 23:35:54 UTC 2012
Josh Smith from the Ubuntu mail list responded: "Find doesn't cache per
se but the file system does."
On 9/15/2012 6:27 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> I'm curious about this observation: If I do a find search on the root
> directory, it ordinarily takes a minute or two -- as one would expect
> if it were examining everything afresh.
> But if I follow that up with a different find search on the root, it
> finishes in a few seconds.
> Does find cache file system information and reuse it under certain
> conditions? Or does Linux itself cache some sort of information from
> an initial search that a subsequent search benefits from?
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