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Re: Make hardlinking kernel-devel optional



On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 08:57:37AM -0700, Trever L. Adams wrote:
 > On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 17:21 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
 > > On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 07:44:17PM +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
 > >  > Hi.
 > >  > 
 > >  > I't like to request to make the hardlink stage kernel-devel does on every
 > >  > install optional. It takes a damn lot of time on my not-too-fast machines,
 > >  > I do not exactly care about the saved disk space, and given the rate of
 > >  > kernel changes in rawhide there are a lot of wasted CPU cycles there.
 > > 
 > > only if you have a huge number of kernels installed, which shouldn't be the case.
 > 
 > This is not entirely true. I have a K6-2 500 with 256 M of memory. It
 > takes FOREVER to install or remove a kernel when there are only 1 or 2
 > installed. It is about the only thing that takes forever.

Removing hardlink will speed up installation/removal of 'kernel-devel',
not 'kernel'. That's not going to get any faster, just due to the
amount of data that has to be written.

		Dave


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