[Fontconfig] Application startup performance

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Jan 11 07:29:27 PST 2016

Nick Alcock <nick.alcock at oracle.com> writes:

> Oh, readdir() is nothing. At the moment, *stat()* is getting called for
> every font file in that path, because it wants to get the file times to
> see if the cache needs to be updated.

Right, that shouldn't happen as the basic cache assumption in fontconfig
was that directory times should be a sufficient proxy for font
changes. Something has clearly been broken.

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