Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository
pjones at redhat.com
Wed Dec 2 22:46:49 UTC 2009
(on my on tangent...)
On 12/02/2009 12:48 PM, Jesse Keating wrote:
> I hypothesize that we could place all rpms for a given release
> in a single directory (seth will hate this as he wants to split them up
> based on first letter of their name for better filesystem performance),
Ugh, first letter isn't really a great plan anyway. First (few) letters
of a hash of the filename is much better, but obviously hurts browsability.
Next best is probably something like how a dead-tree dictionary index works;
list everything, split the list up by starting letters evenly, so the
directories (given a really unlikely hypothetical package set) are
0/ # contains packages named 0 through 3*
4/ # 4 through 9*
a/ # a through ay*
az/ # az through bw*
bx/ # bx through cz*
da/ # da through whatever's next
so that every directory has about the same number of things.
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quoted by Eshbach in _Over My Shoulder_.
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