[Fontconfig] Application startup performance

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Jan 18 00:54:31 PST 2016

Akira TAGOH <akira at tagoh.org> writes:

> Not exactly. fontconfig doesn't stat everey directory at runtime but
> relies on the subdir list in the cache to traverse. so if it isn't
> outdated and missing some, it won't be picked up by fontconfig.

How can it "miss some" if it checks the timestamp of the parent before
relying on the list?

> Not sure but perhaps it is. my memory is already vague and not sure if
> it had a nano second in the mtime. so better testing anyway.

Hrm. Is fontconfig even using the higher resolution time when the file
system supports it?

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