[Digikam-users] lots of photos and startup time

Marcel Wiesweg marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de
Thu Jul 9 12:11:07 BST 2009

I think we should clarify some points:

1) It is _not_ normal that digikam needs longer than about 1sec per 10000 
images to startup (on a modern machine)
2) we are not talking about the very first startup which includes a full 
collection scan, reading the metadata of every single files. Let's say this 
can take 1min / 10.000. (there is still a major problem with JPEG2000 images, 
so excluding them)
2) For KDE4, there is the problem of KDirWatch stat'ing every single file, 
which may explain a short delay (the mentioned 2 secs)
3) The scan at startup, with no modification, can probably be emulated by 
time ls -Rl /media/fotos/ | wc -l
Here, about 1sec / 10.000
Emulating db access at startup is more difficult

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