Is there a way to cache a file system listing?

Kevin Strong kstrong at
Wed Jun 21 19:15:38 UTC 2006

I second this.  I am having the same exact issue right now.  Any 
suggestions would be appreciated.

Justin Piszcz wrote:

> 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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