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Bug 108448 - getbinpkg caching needs optimization
Summary: getbinpkg caching needs optimization
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: .tbz2 support (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on: 194552
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Reported: 2005-10-07 20:25 UTC by Georgi Georgiev
Modified: 2010-09-23 01:57 UTC (History)
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Description Georgi Georgiev 2005-10-07 20:25:32 UTC
Currenty getbinpkg does a simple cpickle.dump and cpickle.load for all its
metadata. This is far from optimal for reasons similar to the ones already
outlined in bug #108412.

Would it be possible to rewrite that piece of caching code to use portdbapi? It
is the same kind of data after all. Maybe %encode all weird symbols ( / => %2F )
in the url and cache it as you would cache local metadata.
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2010-09-23 01:57:16 UTC
We can consider this fixed by the new protocol (bug 194552) which uses a plain text file for cache.