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Re: Remove partial-extraction hack for Python modules

Benny Siegert <> writes:

> On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 2:36 PM Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
>> > Guessing from 'xzcat'
>> > size on 3.8, that seems like 738 MB of extra write load for a full bulk
>> > build, about 80 MB per package above.  I'd expect most people building
>> > more than a few to have a decent-sized tmpfs and workdir on it, so I
>> > would guess this doesn't really hurt.
>> >
>> > Is that how you see it?
>> Essentially, yes.
> FWIW, I am in favor of this. The amount of extra disk needed is not
> unreasonably large compared to big builds like gcc, rust, firefox and
> friends.

I think it's a good idea too.  I didn't mean to sound negative - just
not 100% clear on it.  (I did prefer not to make changes in freeze,
unless they are fixing failures to build/work - but now seems like a
great time to land this.)

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