Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Thu Dec 3 02:20:14 UTC 2009

On Thu, 3 Dec 2009, Kevin Kofler wrote:

> Seth Vidal wrote:
>> 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.
> The problem is, a few of those starting letters still correspond to A LOT of
> packages, e.g. p* matches perl-*, python-* and php-* and that's a lot of
> stuff (especially Perl and Python). And adding python3-* (and perl6-*, or
> are we going to use the rakudo-* namespace there?) won't make it any less.

And yet, when tested, just making those 36 subdirs made a HUGE difference.

What I've found is getting any one dir down below 3K entries makes things 
faster, by a lot.


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