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Re: DPLs : what do you think about ...

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, Joey Hess wrote:

> > Also this would ease alot of stress on mirrors (forking is a huge resource
> > strain)
> No it's not. We just shange a symlink and add a new tree full of symlinks.

Actually it is.. carrying 3 full dists takes alot of space. Right now the
archive is over 6.4G and growing, once we release slink that will fall by
several gig and then slowly grow again. If potato didn't exist then we
would be not be growing right now. hamm was especially bad with the long
freeze time, for slink we got two shiny new 18G disks! Fortunately this
won't be a problem for the forseeable future, we have some 50G of online
storage with another 18G soon.. 

Mirrors are always free to not carry potato or to drop hamm depending on
their local circumstances.


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