Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository
pjones at redhat.com
Wed Dec 2 23:00:30 UTC 2009
On 12/02/2009 05:58 PM, Seth Vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Dec 2009, Peter Jones wrote:
>> (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
>> Next best is probably something like how a dead-tree dictionary index
>> 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.
> If you're looking for perfect division, sure - but the reality is this:
> 19K items in a single dir and ext3 and nfs and many many other things
> crap themselves returning that list.
> If you make 36 subdirs (26+10) performance gets DRAMATICALLY better for
> producing the same list of files.
> I tested it on our backend to be sure. getting the complete pkglist goes
> from taking 5 minutes to take 30s.
> yes, I said 5 minutes.
Yeah, I buy that.
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