OptionalObsoleteFiles.inc completeness

Peter Jeremy peter at rulingia.com
Mon May 28 20:04:18 UTC 2012

On 2012-May-28 23:55:42 +0400, Dmitry Marakasov <amdmi3 at amdmi3.ru> wrote:
>* Peter Jeremy (peter at rulingia.com) wrote:
>> >2) Is this ok to backport the list from current to stable branches? Pro
>> >- it's really simple, con - it will contain files never installed with
>> >this (old) branch.
>> Another con:  "make delete-old" on -current takes about 2 orders of
>> magnitude longer to run than on 8.x.  I would prefer to see some
>> effort put into speeding it up before it was backported.
>Is that really a reason while it is still under 4 seconds and is not
>usually run more often than updates (which take minutes if not hours)?

My experience is that it now takes about 2½ minutes on 10.x with warm
caches, compared to less than 1 second on 8.x.  For most of that time,
there's no output and there's no warning of the increased time.  I
actually wrote about the poor performance here a couple of weeks ago.

Peter Jeremy
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