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Re: [Nmh-workers] Large MH directories

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Large MH directories
Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2017 17:32:44 +0100

Hi Ken,

> next(1)/prev(1) would NOT, because it would need to know the next
> message number.

One thought, next(1) could speculatively stat(2) `43' and fallback to
readdir(3) if it's not there.  It could do N stat()s, e.g. three, before
giving up.

Cheers, Ralph.

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