[Python-Dev] Issue 11406: adding os.scandir(), a directory iterator returning stat-like info

Ben Hoyt benhoyt at gmail.com
Tue May 14 11:10:08 CEST 2013

> On a locally running VM:
> os.walk took 0.400s, scandir.walk took 0.120s -- 3.3x as fast
> Same VM accessed from the host through a local sshfs:
> os.walk took 2.261s, scandir.walk took 2.055s -- 1.1x as fast
> Same, but with "sshfs -o cache=no":
> os.walk took 24.060s, scandir.walk took 25.906s -- 0.9x as fast

Thanks. I take it those are "USING FAST C version"?

What is "-o cache=no"? I'm guessing the last one isn't giving dirents,
so my version is slightly slower than the built-in listdir/stat
version due to building and calling methods on the DirEntry objects in
Python. It should be no slower when it's all moved to C.


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