Bug 980198 - rpm is awfully slow
Summary: rpm is awfully slow
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm
Version: 6.5
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-07-01 16:55 UTC by Nikola Pajkovsky
Modified: 2014-11-04 08:43 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-11-04 08:43:29 UTC
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proposed backport (14.28 KB, patch)
2013-07-01 16:55 UTC, Nikola Pajkovsky
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Description Nikola Pajkovsky 2013-07-01 16:55:24 UTC
Created attachment 767454 [details]
proposed backport

When I was trying to query something from kernel spec, it took way to much

$ time rpm -q --qf "%{name}\n" --specfile kernel.spec.full | head -1
real	1m42.770s
user	1m41.513s
sys	0m1.168s

So I have backported patch 301d545 ("Improve macro table performance")
which speeds up rpm by more then 20 times.
$ time rpm -q --qf "%{summary}\n" --specfile kernel.spec.full | head -1
real	0m3.499s
user	0m3.426s
sys	0m0.074s

Comment 3 RHEL Program Management 2013-10-14 03:15:12 UTC
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if still desired, for consideration in
the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 5 Panu Matilainen 2014-11-04 08:43:29 UTC
Dont want to risk messing with the brittle and hard to exhaustively test macro subsystem in RHEL-6 at this point, sorry. This macro table optimization and numerous other spec parsing optimizations are included in RHEL-7 though.

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