HEADS UP multi processor compilations and packages

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Wed Mar 25 00:25:45 PDT 2009

Pav Lucistnik <pav at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Brian Whalen p??e v ?t 24. 03. 2009 v 12:08 -0700:
> > On a related topic, I wonder what the cost would be of acquiring
> > enough hardware so that the probability of actually getting a
> > package with portupgrade -aP would go up substantially ...
> It's more a question of creating a new delivery platform, because
> the currently used ftp mirrorring is useless for packages. The
> whole process of synchronizing from upstream server introduces
> _days_ of delay into the process,

presumably addressable by adding bandwidth, which would need to
be included in "the cost ... of acquiring enough hardware ..."

> and there is no guarantee that you don't catch an upload in
> progress, which renders whole mirror useless for a time period.

I would have thought that judicious use of snapshots could avoid
problems with in-progress updates.

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