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Re: Make hardlinking kernel-devel optional



On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 09:45:15AM -0700, Trever L. Adams wrote:

 > >  > 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.
 > 
 > Well, ps xa says that it is spending ALL of its time in hardlinking.

During -devel install yes, but you mentioned the actual 'kernel' package.
The %post for the kernel doesn't do any hardlinking at all, and hasn't
for a long time.

		Dave


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