Ask is very slow

  • Version: 12.12.0
  • Platform: macOS catalina
  • Subsystem: FS

I maintain the popular readdirp module. Decided to try fs.opendir from node 12.12. The results are suboptimal: it's 3x slower to walk file trees when compared to fs.readdir.

To reproduce:

  1. Check out the gist:
  2. By switching logic from if (opendir) to if (!opendir) I get 3x speedup, which means opendir is 3x slower than readdir.

Refs: #583, #29349


Answer questions Fishrock123

@piyukore06 Please let us know if you need any help making that PR. It'l require a bit of C++, but only a little bit.


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