[pacman-dev] delay writes a fsync

Sebastian Nowicki sebnow at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 09:23:19 EDT 2009

On 12/03/2009, at 7:25 PM, Allan McRae wrote:

> 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

I was referring to the packed format[1], which is yet another backed.  
Not sure what actually happened with it. Anyway, back on topic ;).

[1] http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2008-December/007805.html

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