linaro-media-create speedup

Tom Gall tom.gall at
Wed Oct 6 15:09:30 UTC 2010

Hi asac,

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 2:43 AM, Alexander Sack <asac at> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 6:24 AM, Tom Gall <tom.gall at> wrote:
>> The code is located here : lp:~tom-gall/linaro-image-tools/rsync-speedup
>> I'm still testing so use with caution.
>> From what I've been able to accomplish thus far, the 67M
>> linaro-headless + hwpack sees the following speed up collected with
>> time:
>> Normal:
>> real    10m0.596s
>> user    2m2.670s
>> sys     0m9.820s
>> Parallel:
>> real    7m58.790s
>> user    2m3.170s
>> sys     0m11.950s
> nice. do you also have numbers for without hwpack?

I haven't tested without hwpacks. I'm not sure that's a valid test
anymore with the removal of flavors and so on from the builds. Outside
of using an old linaro image, is it valid anymore to call
linaro-media-create without passing hwpacks?

> also ...
> rsync -a ${DIR}/binary/etc ${DIR}/binary/usr ${DIR}/binary/lib
> ${DIR}/binary/bin ${DIR}/binary/home ${DIR}/binary/root
> ${DIR}/binary/media ${DIR}/binary/opt ${DIR}/binary/sbin  ${ROOT_DISK}
> this should at least include /var as well. how about just synching
> everything to be safe?

Well things like dev and proc are in use during the hwpack install so I'd rather
avoid them during the first rsync.

var you make a good point.


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