findutils support in 1.7.0

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Apr 28 13:04:00 GMT 2008

On Apr 28 14:13, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Apr 26 06:14, Eric Blake wrote:
> >>>   Also, it looks like long path names are currently
> >>> quadratic in behavior,
> [...]
> As you know, NtQueryAttributesFile is the NT equivalent of
> GetFileAttributes.  Maybe this function is slow by design and we're better
> off using something along the lines of either
>   NtOpenFile
>   NtQueryInformationFile
>   NtClose
> or, maybe, something like
>   NtOpenFile(parentdir)
>   NtQueryDirectoryFile
>   NtClose
> but that's something I will have to test first.  I guess you will be
> surprised to read that now, but I'm slightly disappointed at Windows...

I stick to being disappointed.  None of the above workarounds is any
faster.  NT's path handling is obviously only designed for paths of up
to MAX_PATH length.


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