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On 06/02/2012 05:32 PM, James Cloos wrote:
> What's up with md5-cache?
> Every syn has to pull the entire md5-cache hierarchy over again, as if
> some daemon re-creates every file every day, rather than only re-writing
> those files which need updates and adding/removing those which need that.
We had a bug about that  when we first deployed md5-cache, but it's
supposed to have been fixed.
> Even if only the files metatdata changes, that still adds a significant
> cost to an rsync.
> It is important that md5-cache files which do not require change be left
There's code in portage to avoid redundant cache writes . Eclass
modifications can still trigger lots of cache changes though, especially
eutils.eclass (which most ebuilds inherit).
> Not everyone has gobs of network bandwidth available.