[arch-dev-public] mkinitcpio performance

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 20:26:38 EDT 2009

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 7:12 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mostly Aaron/Thomas,
> Did you guys happen to see this?
> http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=617286
> http://students.mimuw.edu.pl/~kk219459/mkinitcpio/
> This guy made mkinitcpio 3-4 times faster (he claims). I can believe
> it, and although it runs quite fast on my quad-core desktop box, it
> definitely crawls on my Eee. You might have to poke him to provide
> diffs and separate patches, but he does seem willing to help you guys
> out.

I saw it (he emailed me), but it's basically just one giant code
change, so I was hesitant to do anything about it. Considering
mkinitcpio runs very rarely, I wasn't stoked to go ahead with that.

If you're interested, see if we could get separate changes from him....

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