Re: Making diff(1) of linux kernels faster

From: john slee (
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 04:51:55 EST

On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 04:58:29AM -0400, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> So, with the cold cache, my patch cut the time by a factor of 5(!!)
> and the amount of audible death growls from the disk is also reduced.
> In the warm case, you pay a slight penalty since the simple hack
> doesn't try to keep the file data around while priming the cache.

excellent. how does it go on other kernels? (solaris? irix? win32?)


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