Re: Suggestion for file type detection approach

On Sun, 2004-01-04 at 17:32, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:

> anyways, because pre-caching makes such a huge impact on sniffing, it
> does suggest that the process is i/o bound (duh, makes sense). and so
> cacheing these sniff results in EA or some other file or something might
> definitely be a way to go.

Not commenting on the general issue, but the EA caching thing is a
non-starter. Reading an EA is just like reading a normal file, its not
stored in the dirent. So, given that its as fast to read a block as it
is to read the few bytes of the mimetype string, reading EAs is bound to
be the same speed as sniffing.

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