[Thunar-dev] thunar speed
jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi
Tue Mar 14 22:33:50 CET 2006
Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Broeisi Rast wrote:
>> I noticed the same thing.
>> Opening my /usr/bin directory which contains about 2128 files took
>> thunar about 20 seconds. Rox opened it in 3 seconds.
> For /usr/bin, that's the expected behaviour, and easy to explain. ROX
> doesn't do magic lookups on the MIME database, while Thunar follows the
> MIME spec (with one small exception) and does the magic lookup if none
> of the glob patterns match. Since Linux binaries usually don't include
> an extension, no glob patterns will match, and Thunar will have to open
> each file and check the magic patterns. Looking into 2128 files for the
> first time can take up to 20 seconds, depending on the systems I/O
Would it be at all reasonable to only do the magic lookups for the files
that fit into the initial view before showing them and then checking the
rest in the background? Maybe this would make Thunar seem more
responsive to the user.
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