Gentoo Archives: gentoo-performance

From: lnxg33k <lnxg33k@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-performance@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-performance] gentoo-performance (sync speedups)
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 01:05:53
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-performance] gentoo-performance (sync speedups) by Alec Warner
Alec Warner wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > lnxg33k wrote: >> Thanks Alec Warner for the great explanation. It still seems like by not >> having portions of the tree by using EXCLUDEFORM and deleting the local >> dirs that you'd save some time in the --metadata part of sync as less >> ebuilds are available to be checked. Is this simply a wrong misconception? > > The portion that "updates metadata cache" has nothing to do with what > ebuilds are in the tree. It simply takes the server-side caches ( > pregenerated ) and sync them into your local cache. You could RSYNC > exclude the whole tree and this will still happen for every package, > since the metadata is generated on the server ( and the server has the > whole tree ). > > Now if you were to rsync exclude metadata/ you would reduce the > - --metadata portion...because it wouldn't happen ;) >
<snip> Ah, ok. Hearing it again makes it sound more reasonable. I'll have to watch my rsync output a bit more closely. Thanks again for the explanation. -- gentoo-performance@g.o mailing list