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Re: guix package --search slow ?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: guix package --search slow ?
Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 17:13:18 +0200
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Pierre Neidhardt <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> We could probably improve the cold-cache timings by adding synopses and
>> descriptions to the package cache that ‘guix pull’ builds in
>> ~/.config/guix/current/lib/guix/package.cache, but that would also make
>> that cache bigger.  Not sure if it’s worth it.
> To be clear, did you mean it might not be worth it because of the size
> it takes on the user's drive or because the increase in size might slow
> down the lookup?

If the cache is bigger, loading it may take a bit more time.

On an SSD, I find the timings to be acceptable now, so I’m also a bit


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