Re: Slow package database
On Fri, Mar 30, 2007, Joey Hess wrote:
> It can also lead to a kind of "fragmentation", since during an initial
> install these files tend to be fairly close together on disk while over
> time new files will be scattered about and more seeking needed to read
> them all.
Indeed it accounts for some part of the problem; after I cloned and
replaced my /var/lib/dpkg/info tree with the copy, the figure dropped
from 22 seconds to 15 seconds.
I suppose a cache would nevertheless address both problems.