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Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)

From: Sean Whitton
Subject: Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 16:26:47 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)


On Tue 04 Oct 2022 at 08:31AM +08, Po Lu wrote:

> Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name> writes:
>> The point with battery consumption is not about running vs. standby.
>> The issue is that while users expect that running apt-get will drain the
>> battery, they expect that once apt-get is done, the only battery-hungry
>> processes are ones they start themselves.  Laptop users typically avoid
>> running apt-get without mains power plugged in.  If I do an 'apt-get
>> upgrade' then afterwards my CPU will be churning away compiling addon
>> packages, so I can't just unplug.
> I don't know if that's true with Debian users, but nobody I know of
> objects to running "dnf install" on battery.  After all, installing new
> packages only takes a short amount of time, certainly not enough to
> significantly affect battery usage.

The issue is Debian Emacs addon packages, in particular.  Upgrading
those kicks off a whole lot of bytecompilation.  It's much
heavier-weight than usual package upgrades.

Sean Whitton

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