Reducing the size of the ports tree (brainstorm v2)

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Tue Nov 4 23:39:16 UTC 2014

Am 03.11.2014 um 21:24 schrieb Tijl Coosemans:

> Other tools won't change anything.  It's the file system that would
> have to change which is not going to happen.  When the ports tree was
> created disks were much smaller and file systems were better (still not
> good) at storing small files.  Today disks are much bigger and file
> systems have adapted to that.  Now it's time for the ports tree to adapt.

So you're saying the only answer we've had to growing storage capacities
was growing block sizes, without adding support for "many small files"
back in.  That's still the fault of the tool (here: tool == file system)
and not of the ports tree.

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