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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] emerge world taking excessive CPU/real time
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:32:27
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] emerge world taking excessive CPU/real time by Zac Medico
Zac Medico wrote:
> Robert Bradbury wrote: >> I commonly run: >> emerge --pretend --update --verbose --deep --newuse world >> at least once every day to provide a list of recently updated packages >> that I need to re-emerge. >> >> I've noticed recently (in the last 1-2 weeks) that it seems to be taking >> a very long time. The one I've got running now has on the order of 8+ >> CPU minutes which seems very long. I think this used to take <2 minutes. > > Maybe it's backtracking for some reason. If that's the case, should > see some related messages about backtracking.
In portage- the maximum backtrack count has been reduced from 30 to 5, and there's also a new --backtrack=COUNT option that you can use to control it. -- Thanks, Zac