Cache remote filesystem directory content
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Some kodi systems work in environments with high-latency networks. In such case working with remote filesystems, like SAMBA shares is quite painful. Even initial directory list step might take a lot of time.

One thing that can help here is to cache content of SAMBA directory (list of filenames). And when a user starts kodi the content is served quickly from this case. Meanwhile Kodi should start updating the cache asynchronously. And if dir content has changed - then update UI as well, to reflect those changes.

Having remote filesystem dir caching will help to make Kodi UI much more usable in case of high-latency networks.
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#2
and it will cause a shitload of pain for those with sane networks. it's trivial to enable this in kodi, but samba is not supposed to be used over high latency networks.
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#3
Is this setting (directory cache, I assume) user-configurable?

I have a fast gigabit network, loading up a SMB share with roughly 1200 files/directories in the root list and it can be quite slow on refreshes particularly when I delete files. I don't want to scan this share to the library and am aware I could organize it into a smaller listing but that's a lot of work I would like to avoid.
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