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From: Chris Bainbridge <C.J.Bainbridge@...>
Subject: Re: speeding up emerge sync...and being nice to the mirrors
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 13:29:36 +0000
On Friday 16 May 2003 10:37, rob holland wrote:
> --On Friday, May 16, 2003 10:35:26 +0000 Chris Bainbridge
>
> <C.J.Bainbridge@...> wrote:
> >> only one file to diff, which in my mind should be more
> >> efficient. no more waiting for the 40000 file list to
> >> arrive.
>
> Seeing as no-one else has piped up yet... :)
>
> The main problem with using a loopback fs is that we'd then need to require
> kernel support for it.
>
> The main problem with using a tar file and rsyncing that is that we have to
> tar/untar the whole portage tree each time. That takes a while (and quite a
> lot of space) :/

Agreed, I came to the conclusion that cvsup was probably most bandwidth 
efficient for portage, and rgzip/rsync combo for updating distfiles (this 
would be a godsend for modem users when something like kde gets updated).

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