RPM needs to go on a diet.
Arjan van de Ven
arjanv at redhat.com
Wed Feb 16 11:36:49 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 13:27 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> > I decided to clean up some old crud.
> > # rpm -e kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.1 kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.3 kernel-2.6.8-1.521
> > kernel-2.6.7-1.494.2.2 kernel-2.6.9-1.3_FC2 kernel-2.6.9-1.6_FC2
> > kernel-2.6.9-1.11_FC2
> > I was watching this with top(1).
> > This command took six minutes to complete, with rpm taking up 100% CPU for
> > six minutes straight.
> > Yes, these are large packages that are being removed. No, even with all
> > that, taking six minutes, a dual Opteron box, with SCSI RAID, is
> > unreasonable.
> The kernel package runs hardlink on /lib/modules/*/build/ in %post to save
> space on FC2 and FC3, that's what's taking so long when installing and
> removing kernels. That's no longer the case on devel tree kernels where
> the headers have been split out to separate kernel-devel package for those
> who need it. Kernel-devel still does the hardlink, but that doesn't
> affect nearly as many people.
actually the hardlink doesn't matter for rpm -e, only for rpm -i.
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