[oi-dev] Downloading archives to a common area
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Wed May 9 23:42:50 UTC 2012
I think this is better than setting ARCHIVE_MIRROR, which may be
useful for other purposes--it's even more handy for managing our
source archive if you can populate what's current with a global gmake
download to one directory and then rsync that to dlc. As you say, with
multiple workspaces, you can simply symlink this to a single copy of
the archives, and with this done, you don't have to copy to pop into
the workspace; you get archive dedup for free with nearly zero effort.
The only downside is that userland-fetch might blow away your only
copy because of digest mismatches in the component Makefiles, so you
probably want to use snapshots a bit more than you might have done.
People like me doing development on laptop SSDs get a big win for the
reduced storage overhead.
On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Alasdair Lumsden <alasdairrr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> One improvement we added to s10-userland, was to download archives to a single top level archives directory instead of into the component directory.
> We used:
> We did this by defining "USERLAND_ARCHIVES?= $(WS_TOP)/archives" in shared-macros.mk and fixing up prep.mk.
> There are a few benefits to this, one is that if you have lots of illumos-userland workspaces, they can all share a single archive directory. It can be NFS or lofs mounted, and it makes rsyncing the contents of that directory up to our mirror archive a lot easier than manually picking through all the component directories.
> It also lets us add $(WS_TOP)/archives to .hgignore and no longer have to put up with seeing downloaded archives in the "hg status" output.
> Before I begin work on this changeset for illumos-userland, does anyone have any feedback?
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