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Re: [PATCH] Speed up modprobe and MAKEDEV



On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 10:28:02AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Dave Airlie wrote:
>> On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 18:52 +0200, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>
>>> MAKEDEV sources almost 500KB of config files on every invocation, and the
>>> inner loop is terribly inefficient.  The second patch allows it to shrink
>>> the files to 55KB while expressing the same info and makes the inner loop
>>> more efficient.  Depending on how many modprobe and MAKEDEV invocations
>>> are done on your box during bootup, this can or might not make meassurable
>>> difference.
>>>
>>
>> I've just pushed MAKEDEV 3.23-7 into koji should be in rawhide soon.
>>
>> MAKEDEV is now hosted on git.fedorahosted.org for anyone who cares.
>>
>> Thanks Jakub.
>
> It is time for us to drop the exception in
>
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/SourceURL#We_are_Upstream
>
> Insist that we use fedorahosted.org or other project hosting websites  
> whenever we are upstream for a project? It certainly makes it easier for  
> others to consume our bits when they don't have to crawl through source  
> rpm packages. SRPM dumps are a horrible way to manage upstream source  
> code anyway.

I remember an old thread where it was agreed by all participants in
general that using any kind of hosting beside srpm was a must in fedora
(be it in fedorahosted.org, a simple html page with downloads, a project 
in savannah or wherever).

--
Pat


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