[tz] suggestion: split "backward" into "backward" and "deprecated"
john.haxby at oracle.com
Tue May 5 16:46:12 UTC 2020
> On 5 May 2020, at 15:27, Paul Gilmartin via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
> On 2020-05-04, at 21:16:42, Philip Paeps wrote:
>> On 2020-05-05 11:00:18 (+0800), Andrew Gierth wrote:
>>> Installing "backward" should create only links, and therefore have negligible effect on the size, the only real penalty being the extra directories and entries which should be only a few blocks at most.
>> It looks like we install the files rather than links. Or I've botched something on the test machine I looked at (which is not unlikely).
> It varies.
> On Linux I see numerous symlinks. (Doesn't a symlink use a disk block?)
Reasonably short symlinks are stored in the inode. Links, though, are just an entry in a directory so don't occupy any additional space unless you have a few thousand of them.
> On MacOS, I see neither symlinks nor multiple directory links,
> but many duplicate files.
Disk space is cheap :)
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