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> But using FDs proportional to the tree depth seems reasonable to me.

This was the main reason for rejecting issue15200. May be we can allow this for globbing, but only explicitly enabled with special parameter or separate functions. The benefit for globbing is starting to yield results without internal caching. The benefit for os.walk() is smaller, because in any case it yields files and directories not one-by-one, but collected into lists.

> Is there a potential hybrid strategy, where for small directories we close
> the FD but for large directories we keep it open?

May be with more complicated code. I think this needs explicit close() method, so it can go only in 3.6. For now I think we have to commit one of my patches (the difference only stylistic).
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