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[bug #31961] Out-of-control memory usage when run against a large direct
[bug #31961] Out-of-control memory usage when run against a large directory
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 20:46:15 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #31961 (project findutils):
The sizes of the files (as oppposed to directories) is of course irrelevant;
find never opens them, let alone reads them.
What is the depth of the directory hierarchy under this directory? How
many entries are there in each? Do you get the same characteristics if you
use the "oldfind" binary that's also generated when you build find (from
Also, findutils-4.4.0 is quite old now, since it was released on 2008-03-15;
could you try 4.4.2 (from ftp.gnu.org) or 4.5.9 (from alpha.gnu.org)?
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