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 Post subject: FAT32 Loader number of files and speeds
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:41 pm 

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I am trying to understand the FAT32 Loader and how it reacts to number of files/folders to display them...

I started out very primitive, by just dumping a huge collection of files onto the root folder (it was about 5000...)

When using the Loader, I noticed that it only displayed a certain amount of files, so I thought I would organize them into folders to be able to access them all. Mind you that while it did take a little while for the loader to show me the files, it was not very long and very reasonable.

Additionally, I also saw this:

“Directories containing more than 50 files will NOT be automatically alpha-sorted when loaded.

Sorting hundreds of long strings on a 1.79mhz CPU takes a LONG TIME. Just loading them can take awhile if you use huge directories.

For this reason, try to keep your directories to less than 50 files, use sub-directories to catagorize them. “


So I said, ok, let’s change this. I cut it down to about 1200 files, and made folders for them all, making sure each folder had only 50 files in them.

I then go test it out, and surprisingly it takes FOREVER to show the folders... and then forever AGAIN for each folder and the same if you return to the root...

What is going on here...? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: FAT32 Loader number of files and speeds
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:43 am 
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I will upload a video shortly.

You see my setup and loading BC's quest for tires.
Its in a sub-directory (XEX) then (B) and I sort the files.
So you have a indication how long it takes.

Alternatively you can try the patched SIDE-loader I did before FAT32-loader was born.
Its a ROM-file you can load with the FAT32-loader, just to see how that works for you.
I put that on video too.

Back later.


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 Post subject: Re: FAT32 Loader number of files and speeds
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:51 am 
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Zipped 2 videos :-)


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 Post subject: Re: FAT32 Loader number of files and speeds
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:22 am 

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mr-atari wrote:
Zipped 2 videos :-)


Thanks!

I will upload one later, as it’s 4am here :D

But the speed I get is nowhere like that....you’ll see


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 Post subject: Re: FAT32 Loader number of files and speeds
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:37 am 
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10 am over-here (Netherlands).

Take your time, no rush.

The "B"-folder has 153 files BTW.


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