Re: disabling syncs ( was: suite wide config options? )
+1 for adding support for libeatmydata, preferably as an option that could
be enabled in /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.
It would be a nice feature to have for those of us that keep our rootfs on
a ZFS volume.
On 02/11/2011 03:58, "Jonathan Nieder" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Phillip Susi wrote:
>> What does keeping it out of dpkg gain?
>Maintainability. Running "eatmydata dpkg -i <foo>.deb" disables
>fsyncs in maintainer scripts, too, which might match the desired
>behavior better. (On the other hand, if you only want to suppress
>fsync()s in admindir, perhaps because you keep it on a different
>filesystem, then you'd need a finer-tuned interface than either
>"dpkg --force-something" or eatmydata can provide. When that
>happens, it's probably best to implement it once in eatmydata,
>where the logic can be reused by other apps, too.)
>No strong opinion from me about what's the right choice in this
>particular case, though.
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