Trace mode

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Nov 16 12:26:01 PST 2015

On Nov 16, 2015, at 14:01, Clemens Lang wrote:

> On 16 Nov, 2015, at 20:52, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> Enabling trace mode by default would solve a lot of problems. Where are we with
>> that? What outstanding issues remain? Is there a (hidden?) macports.conf option
>> I can use to always enable trace mode or do I have to remember to use the "-t"
>> flag with every port command?
> The overhead of trace mode is currently somewhere around 75% (although a couple
> measurements would be nice).

75% sounds like a lot. 75% of what? Are we saying that port builds take 75% longer?

> IMO trace mode should get faster using client-side
> caching mechanisms, possibly shared between different processes, before we enable
> it by default.

What kind of caching? 

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