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From Graham Leggett <minf...@sharp.fm>
Subject Re: Support for fstatfs
Date Mon, 30 Oct 2006 22:13:49 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

>> My understanding is that working out the size of a directory is more
>> expensive than working out what you have left on a filesystem. Is this
>> correct?
> 
> Your understanding would vary widely by the filesystem in place.  HFS,
> NTFS, ufs, etc etc all have different performance penalties for this
> computation.

For which computation? Size of directory, or disk space free?

> If you are ANYWHEREs near filling the same volume as temp, you are already
> likely screwed.

Probably, yes.

Regards,
Graham
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