Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] omitting redirecting man pages from compression
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:14:31
Message-Id: 201009210614.05923.vapier@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] omitting redirecting man pages from compression by James Cloos
On Tuesday, September 21, 2010 05:26:36 James Cloos wrote:
> Ulrich Mueller writes: > > If we take the second route, then maybe it should be a more general > > solution, i.e. exclude all tiny files (man page or not) from > > compression? > > First, from a user’s perspective, not compressing small files is a good > thing. Man pages perhaps most of all, given makewhatis, et al. > (Think of all the C₁₂ which won’t be un-sequestered quite so soon. ☺ ;^) > > Ideally, there would be some way to configure, per filesystem and/or per > directory, what constitutes a small file. If the fs uses fixed-size > blocks then anything already smaller than one block needn’t be compressed. > OTOH, if the fs supports partial block file packing, then a smaller > threshold may be better.
probably not a bad idea, but i'm going to attempt the other route and avoid the whole issue (automatically turn .so into symlinks). feel free to pursue this in the related EAPI bug ;). -mike

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