Cache UID/GID for nice speed improvement

Bug #723545 reported by Jan Schmidt on 2011-02-23
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Bug Description

Every time pwd.getpwnam/pwd.getpwuid/grp.getgrnam/grp.getgrgid are called, they open /etc/passwd or /etc/group and parse it to get the answer. Since this is done for every file in the backup, it consumes a lot of time. The attached patch caches each UID/GID/username/groupname the first time they are encountered, saving a lot of lookups.

On a full system backup here, it took about 1 hour off a 5 hour backup.

Dan (danleweb) on 2011-02-28
Changed in backintime:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Dan (danleweb) on 2011-06-05
Changed in backintime:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Germar (germar) on 2013-09-08
Changed in backintime:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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