[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Allow files entries to be read from a sync database

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Jan 18 20:41:04 EST 2011

On 19/01/11 10:50, Dan McGee wrote:
> Nothing will use this yet, but we might as well read the info in while
> processing the database. The drawback would be vastly increased memory
> usage, so we might want to add a flag enabling/disabling the loading of this
> data.
> This will at least for now be unused by pacman, but a pkgfile.c program at
> least now has the option of using standard libalpm interfaces to search for
> file ownership.
> Signed-off-by: Dan McGee<dan at archlinux.org>
> ---
> Thoughts from the peanut gallery?

Not only will memory usage increase massively, but the read speed of the 
sync databases will also take a decent hit.  I'd very much want to 
reintroduce some lazy loading to the sync database reading just for 
this, especially since that files list would only be needed for a -So 


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