[MacPorts] #15395: Use primary port category for fetched distfile layout

William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Thu May 22 11:12:51 PDT 2008

On May 22, 2008, at 8:45 AM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:

> On May 22, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Randall Wood wrote:
>>> There does remain a performance hit for large flat directories no
>>> matter how the user sees it (through a web server which takes the  
>>> hit
>>> or on the user's own machine).
> Do you have some evidence for this?
> I know it's the case for ffs or ext2 (in its default configuration),  
> but HFS+ uses a tree structure for directory contents, so in testing  
> I did in the past, there isn't much of a reason for making a big  
> directory hierarchy.
> Back in the 10.1 days, I did some testing with many items in a  
> directory (over 10,000, but I don't recall what the maximum number I  
> tested with was) with no noticeable performance difference (except  
> with the Finder, which choked).

The files dont live on HFS+.  In any case, the current load time of http://distfiles.macports.org/ 
  is pretty good evidence.

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