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Re: Bug#412688: cp -la takes big amounts of memory

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Bug#412688: cp -la takes big amounts of memory
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 10:36:01 +0100

Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>>From 3ece0355d52e41a1b079c0c46477a32250278c11 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 19:36:45 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] cp: use far less memory in some cases
> cp --link was "remembering" many name,dev,inode triples unnecessarily.
> cp was doing the same, even without --link, for every directory in the
> source hierarchy, while it can do its job with entries merely for the
> command-line arguments.  Prompted by a report from Patrick Shoenfeld.
> Details <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.coreutils.bugs/15081>.

I meant to use this link:
or just this: <http://bugs.debian.org/412688>

FYI, I'm keeping a list of changes like this, and will
automate applying the fixes to the generated ChangeLog file.

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