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Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> On Monday 11 October 2004 12:37, Travis Tilley wrote:
>>>.. About 3 and a half minutes. I just timed it.
>>rm -rf /usr/portage and time it again.
> For people that have slow rsync times, there is the alternative to run
> emerge-websync. It is maximally a day behind and works well.
> Unfortunately it needs to download a lot more, but doesn't need to scan
> the whole local and remote trees.
Actually, it will scan two trees, two *local* ones, on top of some extra I/O
FYI, webrsync does :
1) download a 16M snapshot
2) unpack its 100,000+ files
<rant>latest GWN sees it as a record, let's aim for 250,000 files</rant>
3) run rsync between temp dir and /usr/portage
4) rm 100,000 temp files
5) emerge metadata
emerge-webrsync is not meant to decrease I/O, in fact, it increases local I/O.
It is meant for people who can't use rsync because it's blocked (or because
there is no connection at all).
/ Xavier Neys
\_ Gentoo Documentation Project
/ French & Internationalisation Lead