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Re: [PATCH 0/3] Preliminaries for headerless install callback



On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 18:27 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On 02/18/2011 04:53 PM, Chris Lumens wrote:
> >> Traditionally yum has used (rpm-header, path) tuple as the "key" for
> >> callback to locate the package to-be-installed, but this has the
> >> downside of keeping the full rpm headers of all installed packages
> >> to be loaded throughout the entire transaction, wasting (tens of)
> >> megabytes of memory when it only really needs is nevra info to locate
> >> the relevant yum package object.
> >
> > This sounds great!
> >
> > What release are you intending this to go into?  Just for master, or for
> > F15 as well?
> 
> Both. Like said, these patches alone don't really do anything at all 
> visibly (unless I've screwed up something), and should actually be safe 
> all the way to RHEL 5 (but lets leave that aside for now). I do hope to 
> have the yum bits make it into F15 so we can then flick the switch and 
> have anaconda magically use much, much less memory.
> 

Define 'much' When you mentioned this on yum-devel you said 10s of
megabytes of memory.

what number are we talking about?

-sv



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