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Added by Michael Hanselmann about 13 years ago

ensure-dirs: Speed up when using big queues

The “ensure-dirs” script as included in Ganeti 2.3 is very slow when
working with big queues requiring a change of permissions on many or all

$ find /var/lib/ganeti/queue/ | wc -l

Before this change:
$ time /usr/local/lib/ganeti/ensure-dirs -f
real 16m4.739s

While not adressed in this patch, I'd like to record the overall
ineffiency of the “ensure-dirs” script, even after this change:

$ time /usr/local/lib/ganeti/ensure-dirs f
real 5m57.362s
$ strace -e clone,execve -f -c /usr/local/lib/ganeti/ensure-dirs -f
% time seconds usecs/call calls errors syscall
----------- ----------- --------- --------- ----------------
50.08 5.147090 49 104774 clone
49.92 5.131094 49 104739 execve

More changes will be needed. Just for comparision, a small Python
snippet changing permissions on all files (“ensure-dirs” changes the
owner too):

$ time python -c 'import os; from ganeti import utils;
[os.chmod(i, 0644) for i in
real 0m0.605s

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>


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