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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Pristines gobbling up space

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Pristines gobbling up space
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 08:33:08 +0200
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On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 23:42:04 +0100, Robin Green wrote:
> Just a FYI: if you run "tla update" several times a day on a server to do
> builds, you will get a lot of pristines stored under {arch}, which on an
> ext3 filesystem can consume quite a lot of space very quickly even for "tiny"
> projects.
> Since (as I understand it) pristines are kind of deprecated, or soon to be so
> if not, this issue might not be addressed, but I thought I'd give other users
> a heads up anyway.

Yes. Pristines are deprecated. They are replaced with revision
libraries, which grow slower since they hardlink the unchanged files.
You should still prune the library from time to time (there is a script
in tlacontrib to do so).

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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