Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: Dr. Rene Hexel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 10/09/2000 18:37:16
On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Dr. Rene Hexel wrote:
# I have always been a fan of separated patch files. But if the goal is
# to reduce inodes, we definitely need to do something about the large
# number of patch files. IMHO, having tools that split and join patch
# files as part of the package system is a good compromise between ease of
# handling and reduction of inodes.
And we are reducing inodes...why, exactly? Surely it can't be a
matter of running your pkgsrc filesystem out of inodes. Is it simply
file extraction times?
I'll smack the first person who gives me a "what" point, because I've
been following, but I don't quite get it. What ports are so adversely
affected by the large number of inodes?
What's it take to build all of /usr/pkgsrc (I'm guessing about 4G on
the outside). If you have /usr/pkgsrc residing somewhere on a 4G+
filesystem, you're NOT gonna run out of inodes.
I can see where there *might* be a perf. hit wrt creat/chown/chmod
cycles, but even so...
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