Make hardlinking kernel-devel optional
paul at cypherpunks.ca
Tue Jan 31 23:13:38 UTC 2006
On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, Dave Jones wrote:
> > I't like to request to make the hardlink stage kernel-devel does on every
> > install optional. It takes a damn lot of time on my not-too-fast machines,
> > I do not exactly care about the saved disk space, and given the rate of
> > kernel changes in rawhide there are a lot of wasted CPU cycles there.
> only if you have a huge number of kernels installed, which shouldn't be the case.
The only gain for hardlinks *is* when you have a lot of kernels installed. Also,
I don't think yum uninstalls any kernels, so a machine which is updated reguarly
can end up with a lot of kernels. Especially if smp and up kernels are present.
Also, "normal" systems wouldn't need the kernel source. the stuff in /lib/modules
should be enough to compile modules.
But my problem i guess is mostly in that I've had a few incompletele kernel
trees and couldn't compile from them anymore.
The process is terribly slow on older hardware though.
I would happy if the kernel rpms checked for the hardlinks rpm and skipped it
when the rpm isnt installed.
"Happiness is never grand"
--- Mustapha Mond, World Controller (Brave New World)
More information about the fedora-devel-list