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RE: More: Recent increase in size

On Mon, 16 May 2005, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cygwin-owner@XXXXXX.XXX
> > [mailto:cygwin-owner@XXXXXX.XXX] On Behalf Of fergus

Tut-tut...  <>...

> [snip]
> > > ... but maybe there's some huge directory come into being?
> >
> > I mean (sorry to bang on) has /bin/ always contained ~1700
> > files at 269M; and /lib/ ~500 files at 164M? (I've only
> > noticed because I'm looking.)
> This, I don't know.  I only have ~500 files in /bin, and that of course will
> vary depending on what packages are installed.

FWIW, the original post asked about "Full install"...

> > (And what is the consequence for memory usage when the
> > virtual directories /usr/bin/ and /usr/lib/ are created on startup?)
> This I do: Those are just mount table entries.  Memory usage won't change
> regardless of the number or size of files in the directory a Cygwin mount
> table entry points to.  So there's no consequence there.

True for the actual disk space usage.  However, if "du -s" is used from
the root, it will traverse both "/bin" and "/usr/bin", and add up the
numbers (so you get the size of /bin counted twice, same for /lib).
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