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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: libraries / cacherevs

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: libraries / cacherevs
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 21:44:06 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>

    > I think it's an important part of arch that the logs are part of the
    > file tree rather than being a sort of repository-only metainfo as they
    > are in many other rcses.

    > One thing that's been discussed in the past is to allow some patch-logs
    > to be batched up and stored as compressed-tar-files in the tree (though
    > in the same general location as normal patch-logs), with explicit user
    > commands to batch or unbatch patch-log ranges.  This would preserve the
    > good properties of patch logs, but use a great deal less disk space and
    > inodes (patch-logs compress very well, and because they're usually so
    > small, tend to waste a lot of space due to filesystem granularity).

Or you can just do what I've done in the 1.3 branch and remove a bunch
of old logs after creating ChangeLog files from them.   Lacks the
compression but includes savings based on file system allocation
granularity (doesn't make _much_ difference for me but presumably is
better for ext* file systems.   Also cuts down on the size of base-0
log messages from `tag'.)


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