N jumps around. This time it took 10 minutes.
Ok, to be clear, 2 minutes (A) and 10 minutes (B) are taken differently.
A - 8 + 8 core 5800X, VSCode in Windows 10, local SSD E:
B - 8 core 5800X, Ubuntu in VirtualBox running on Windows 10 host, parsing the exact same files, but via VirtualBox shared folder E:
I have measured faster times on B before. The SSD is always under 10%.