Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <AlistairCrooks@excite.com>
Date: 10/05/2000 07:12:05
On Thu, 5 Oct 2000 16:00:27 +0200 (MET DST), Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> [I know this should be discussed after 1.5 is out the door, but I'll give
> you some time to think about it by poting it now ;-]
> Something that we should address soon is to reduce the number of
> I-nodes. Extracting pkgsrc.tgz takes LONG already, and this will get
> worse. I think of something like moving
> patches/patch-* -> patch-*
> files/* -> *
> pkg/* -> *
> Saves three dirs for each pkg, plus three more CVS dirs => >6000 dirs
> do not have to be created and populated, plus another three files in each
> of the three CVS dirs => >9000 files safed. While I do not care for the
> Inodes, I do care for the speed gain.
> Currently pkgsrc is like 48000 files and dirs, and I think this would be
> some gain.
I completely agree - the current structure which we inherited doesn't scale
well. This would be a big win, as far as I'm concerned.
Alistair Crooks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Say Bye to Slow Internet!