[pacman-dev] delay writes a fsync

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Thu Mar 12 09:12:03 EDT 2009

> Sebastian Nowicki wrote:
> >
> > On 12/03/2009, at 7:18 PM, Xavier wrote:
> >
> >> Otherwise, go go sqlite :)
> >
> > Wasn't there a (set of) patch(es) for a "packed" format for the 
> > databases (tar-like, iirc)? From what I remember there was a 
> > performance improvement.
> There was talk about moving to a tar based back-end but I don't
> remember patches.  There was some patches for an sqlite backend but
> given we already need libarchive to extract the packages, a tar based
> backend makes more sense to me.
> Allan

tar backend is optimal with read-only (== sync) databases, but I am not
sure it would work with local database.

See also: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/8586
And Dan has a "backend" branch which may make the first steps.


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