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Bug 536926 - sys-apps/portage: reduce default emerge --backtrack setting
Summary: sys-apps/portage: reduce default emerge --backtrack setting
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core - Interface (emerge) (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
Depends on: 491474
Blocks: 155723 484436
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Reported: 2015-01-17 22:47 UTC by Zac Medico
Modified: 2017-04-15 22:06 UTC (History)
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Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2015-01-17 22:47:47 UTC
The existing default emerge --backtrack=10 setting can lead to lots of wasted cpu time in cases where it will ultimately fail to find a valid solution anyway. So, I recommend that we reduce the default to --backtrack=3 or so.
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2015-01-17 23:00:35 UTC
I have a patch in the following branch:

I've posted it for review here:
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2015-01-18 18:57:56 UTC
This is in the master branch now:
Comment 3 Brian Dolbec (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2015-02-12 06:11:15 UTC
Released in portage-2.2.16