Is there a way to cache a file system listing?

Justin Piszcz jpiszcz at
Wed Jun 21 11:35:48 UTC 2006

I have a filesystem that has roughly ~600,000 files on it and every time a 
new client rsyncs this tree (after 10-20 minutes when the cache has 
expired) then it takes 5-10 minutes to re-traverse the tree during a new 
rsync.  Is there a way, other than running find /path every minute or so, 
to keep the listing in memory so the rsyncs would run much faster?

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