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From: Richard Yao <ryao@...>
Subject: Re: [PREFIX] Prefix rsync now includes full gentoo-x86 repo
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 23:48:52 -0400
On 04/01/12 10:59, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> All,
> 
> This is a headsup mostly for developers.  The (good) news for users is
> that all packages from regular Gentoo are now also available for Prefix
> albeit being masked by missing keywords.
> 
> Because of a growing whitelist.txt, and the tiresome process of adding
> to whitelist.txt what is necessary, then waiting around an hour to sync
> and find the next missing package, I decided to include all packages
> from gx86 in the Prefix rsync tree.
> 
> Of course "each advantage has its disadvantage", to quote Cruyff.  In
> the attached figure, the most prominent disadvantage is made visual:
> generation time has increased from ~12 to ~17 minutes.  For the 30
> minutes rotation this obviously makes no difference.
> 
> Notice the bump of time necessary by egencache around 20:00, that is the
> time Zac committed "cache-formats = md5-dict pms" to
> metadata/layout.conf.  In the Prefix tree, there now is a
> metadata/md5-cache directory that should ultimately fix the bug we
> observed in the past [1], but gentoo-x86 people have been affected by
> now too [2].  That sort of is a  proof that I was correctly not
> convinced in comment #17 of said Prefix bug [1].
> 
> In the near future, we (Prefix) might jump ahead and stop distributing
> the old metadata/cache, but for now we have both, like gx86.
> 
> Because the Prefix overlay now "overshadows" the gx86 tree, I've removed
> whitelist.txt, since it's obviously no longer used.  Nothing is
> necessary any more to "include" something in Prefix, as everything there
> is, should be there now.
> 
> 
> [1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=388345
> [2] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=409445
> 

While this is awesome, the longer sync times seems to have overloaded
the server. It might be necessary to increase the number of mirrors.

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