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Re: rpm package with many files inside

Roberto Ragusa wrote:
Jan Chadima wrote:
Hello All
I need to create rpm package with cca 500000-1000000 tiny files inside. The whole tree is about 2-3GB binary data. Koji dies with "error: Unable to create immutable header region." There are existing bug

One million files means (at 4KiB per file even if its length is one byte) about 4GiB of space
on most filesystems (everyone except reiserfs, IIRC).

And I don't want to imagine the stress that one-million-files rpms can cause to the
rpm/yum machinery, which is quite slow even in normal usage.

There have been major efforts to speed up transaction with a lot of files and reduce the memory foot print. A few million files should now be installable. Don't try this with rpm 4.4.2. Of course this remains a huge pile of data/files that is not supposed to be processed in a few seconds.


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