Re: memory usage
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On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 11:52:03AM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> D-I memory usage
> One of the main issues with this release is increased memory usage. For
> some arches this is proving critical as e.g. 32 or 64 MB boundaries are
> crossed. Problems have already been seen on arm and m68k.
> When compared with the Sarge release, there are three main causes:
> - integration of base-config into first stage (extra udebs use extra
> - added crypto support in partman (partman-crypto pulls in ~2.5 MB in
> dependencies; new for Beta 3)
> After Beta 3 a change is planned for partman-crypto so it will not pull
> in all its dependencies until it is actually used.
> - added languages: the templates.dat file has doubled in size and
> on top of that cdebconf loads the whole file into memory, so the
> increase hits double (blame bubulle and his endless quest for new
> languages to support ;-) This is the main culprit.
> We really need a technical solution to reduce current memory usage and
> the impact of adding translations, but that will probably be post-Etch.
Because an idea triggers more ideas:
Make a reverse version of removing unwanted po-files from installed packages
as in the days of small disks.
So separate executable and po-files during udeb build
and retrieve the po data for the wanted language.
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