Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496520
[PATCH] makewhatis is so slow it makes me cry
Last modified: 2009-06-21 22:13:11 EDT
Created attachment 340260 [details]
Speed up makewhatis
Description of problem:
Last 30 minutes of battery life time, display dimmed since there's no power supply around... and then it happens. All of a sudden, a cron job starts, eats up 100% CPU for sixteen minutes, keeping the disks up and... *poff* power's gone! Oh noes!
Day two. You roll a LiveCD. One fourth of the time is waiting for makewhatis.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Patch which makes makewhatis a bit more robust and includes several performance improvements (full indexation is up to 5-times faster and is required to be done only once).
I'll commit it in a day or two and request a F-11 pullup unless you object.
Built in man-1.6f-18.fc11
Thanks for your work :), is there anything what remains to do?
While testing my changes I've stumbled upon a couple of small packaging issues and attempted to address those in man-1.6f-20. I've extensively tested the changes, but will be very thankful if you could review them. Unless you'll find any problems, I'll submit this for F-11.
OK - I will look at it and ping you when the review will be completed. Thanks.
(In reply to comment #4)
> OK - I will look at it and ping you when the review will be completed. Thanks.
I wonder if there's any outcome? Shall we request tagging of new man into f11?
sorry - no time now - I will look at it next week. If it is OK for you I prefer to wait for review (sorry for the delay).
Patches and spec changes looks good. Thanks for your work. Do you want create the update for f11 yourself or do you prefer to leave it to me?
man-1.6f-20.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
man-1.6f-20.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update man'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-5839
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
man-1.6f-20.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.