Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-pkg
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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