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From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About suggesting to create a separate partition for portage tree in handbook
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:35:35
Message-Id: 1333200867.29219.2.camel@belkin4
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About suggesting to create a separate partition for portage tree in handbook by Sven Vermeulen
1 El sáb, 31-03-2012 a las 08:44 +0000, Sven Vermeulen escribió:
2 > On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 10:06:18AM +0200, Pacho Ramos wrote:
3 > > Looks then that there are several alternatives for portage tree, then,
4 > > maybe the option would be to add a note to Gentoo Handbook explaining
5 > > the cons of having portage tree on a standard partition and, then, put a
6 > > link to a wiki page (for example) where all this alternatives are
7 > > explained.
8 > >
9 > > What do you think about this approach?
10 >
11 > I don't like the "cons" approach, as it gives the impression that users are
12 > pushed into a negative solution, whereas the current situation works just
13 > fine for almost all users. The approach for a different partition is for
14 > performance reasons (which most users don't have any negative feelings
15 > about) and as such might be read as a "ricer" approach.
16 >
17 > But perhaps it would be more "lean" to just start with a wiki page (or
18 > document) for alternative / better partitioning layouts, and when that has
19 > stabilized then we can talk about Handbook integration, not?
20 >
21 > Wkr,
22 > Sven Vermeulen
23 >
24 >
26 Current solution works but causes a really slow portage tree when ages
27 passes (I still have a machine with tree in / and is really really slow
28 but, since it's used by my father at his job, I am unable to solve
29 it :( ). And not, I don't think it's a ricer approach at all, it's for
30 performance and for save a lot of disk space too.
32 About the wiki page, I can only document reiserfs+tail usage as it's the
33 one I use and I know, about other alternatives like using squashfs, loop
34 mount... I cannot promise anything as I simply don't know how to set
35 them.


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