No more deltarpms by default

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 17:26:57 UTC 2014


On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Florian Festi <ffesti at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 10/06/2014 05:16 PM, Gerald B. Cox wrote:
>> The fact that some users have more bandwidth means exactly
>> what?  Most people also have faster processors and disks now.  It is
>> more efficient from a networking perspective to minimize unnecessary
>> traffic and use local processing.  That was behind the rationale when
>> delta was introduced and made the default.  It was valid then, and it is
>> valid now.
>
> This argument is not valid. While most parts of a computer got faster
> things are not growing at the same rate. So what might have made sense a
> few years ago might be completely useless now.
>
> One thing that makes deltarpm less useful nowadays are seek times in
> hard disks (although they are going away). They are still the same as in
> the nineties  while the number of files have been growing.

No they aren't. Even on cheap SSDs there are at least one order of
magnitude faster.


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