[pacman-dev] [PATCH 1/2] print installed packages

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 09:20:27 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 3:39 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Xavier Chantry <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Xavier Chantry <shiningxc at gmail.com>
> I like the idea of this one, but it does have a pretty big performance
> hit. Do we care?
> I ran the following:
> $ valgrind --tool=callgrind ./src/pacman/.libs/lt-pacman -Ss a >/dev/null
> And then looked at the results in kcachegrind. 40% of the total time
> was spent in print_installed() or below.

I think db_get_pkg is widely inefficient because our data structures suck.
And if it's a cold run, it's much worse because of the crappy
filesystem backend.

Anyway I am undecided. I don't even know what I care the least about
(the performance hit or this feature).

A compromise would be to not have this feature enabled by default.
either using a flag or an option.

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