On 7/25/19 11:49 PM, Fabian Groffen wrote: > Hi, > > On 25-07-2019 14:20:50 +0200, Michał Górny wrote: >> Hi, >> >> TL;DR: I'd like to make it possible for ebuilds to define additional >> variables that will be stored in md5-cache. This would be useful for CI >> and other tooling that right now has to parse ebuilds for other data. > > Only downside I can think of, is a diskspace increase for the md5-cache. > Not sure if this is going to be substantial, but given things like > PYTHON_COMPAT, perhaps a quick calculation of extra "cost" can be made. > Should diskspace become a problem, one could consider to use a separate > file/dir, that users could rsync-exclude, since Portage won't need it to > operate properly.
Yes, using a separate directory from md5-cache will provide useful isolation. There's a lot of potential for bloat here, and by keeping it separate we can easily render the bloat harmless. > Thanks, > Fabian-- Thanks, Zac
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