Just installing rackunit-lib will avoid the docs and tests, which should
substantially reduce the footprint.
On Thu, Mar 16, 2017, 6:25 PM Dan Liebgold <dan_liebg...@naughtydog.com>
> Hi -
> (This is a continuation of some discussions I've had on the dev list a
> couple years ago.)
> We continue to have performance issues stemming from Racket's runtime file
> system usage. Hopefully someone can shed some more light on the issues so
> we can adjust our usages...
> We use a minimal install of Racket because we see a significant increase
> in performance over the full installation. It seems like the large source
> of performance issues is that Racket will routinely (perhaps during
> requires?) grovel over all the files in the pkgs directory -- maybe looking
> at all the info.rkt files? This is very slow (compared to everything else
> we're doing), even on a local SSD.
> First question: Is there a different way to do this? Perhaps freezing the
> package information in place so that file enumeration doesn't have to take
> place at runtime?
> Also, the minimal install of Racket is missing some features we'd like,
> for example "rackunit". But when I install rackunit, my pkgs directory goes
> from 15 or so packages up to about 120 packages! So using rackunit at all
> requires us to sacrifice most of the performance gain we need...
> Is there a way to do minimal installs of packages? I imagine skipping any
> gui elements would cut down the dependencies quite a bit.
> Thanks for any help,
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