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Re: guix gc takes long in "deleting unused links ..."

From: Giovanni Biscuolo
Subject: Re: guix gc takes long in "deleting unused links ..."
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2019 11:38:13 +0100

Hi Caleb,

thank you very much for the technocal details of the garbage collection

Caleb Ristvedt <address@hidden> writes:

> Björn Höfling <address@hidden> writes:
>> Why does that take soo long?
> Warning: technical overview follows.
> It takes so long because after the garbage collection pass it then does
> a *full* pass over the /gnu/store/.links directory. Which is huge. 


>> Or better: Is it save here to just hit CTRL-C (and let the daemon work
>> in background, or whatever)?
> I expect that CTRL-C at that point would cause the guix process to
> terminate, closing its connection to the daemon. I don't believe the
> daemon uses asynchronous I/O


IMHO both this questions/anwsers should start a brand new "Guix FAQ"
texinfo document :-)

I'll try to bootstrap one if I can


Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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