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Re: partial Debian mirroring - Was: dpkg rewrite in Java

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 03:30:43PM +0200, Chris Halls wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-04-29 at 15:11, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > You know how big the file is and you have to write it anyway.
> > 
> > So, why not create a sparse file and mmap it?

> Nice idea; I assume that is possible in python?  Does that actually
> reduce memory usage, BTW?

Sure, cf /usr/share/doc/python2.3/lib/module-mmap.html

> Anyway, the problem is less one of not having a perfect solution; it's
> more a case of finding someone with time to code it.

If nobody did it when I'm done with the mailman package split
(hopefully sometime next week), I'll come back to you.

 . Siggy

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