Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 429356
Update request; enable --skip-stat option to speed up --update createrepo calls significantly. Very usefull for Fedora and RHEL buildsystem.
Last modified: 2016-09-19 22:38:34 EDT
Upstream has a new option flag, --skip-stat. When used in conjunction with
--update it will skip stat()ing the files to see if they had changed and just
assume that if the file name matches that the repodata can be reused. This
significantly increases the performance of createrepo, particularly in the
Fedora build system. createrepo calls drop from 40~ minutes to 4 minutes.
Very very little chance of regression since this is a new option. It has been
tested by me and the upstream author.
is the upstream commit for this. This is against the same codebase that is
already in RHEL5(.2).
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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