[Fontconfig] Re: performance patch: reduce stat () call if all
cache files can be trusted
plam at MIT.EDU
Fri Feb 10 12:00:45 PST 2006
Mike FABIAN wrote:
> Takashi IWAI <tiwai at suse.de> made a patch to reduce the amount of stat
> () calls in the case when one is absolutely sure that all cache files
> are OK and up-to-date and can be trusted.
> For details see
> from comment #20 on.
> There are problems if the cache files are not correct of course,
> but nevertheless Takashi's patch might be a useful performance hack
> if a user is able to make sure that all cache files can be trusted.
This bug is not publicly readable. Doesn't it tend to be a bad idea to
trust cache files, in that it causes a pretty annoying failure mode?
How much performance can we potentially gain?
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