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Re: GC hints

From: swedebugia
Subject: Re: GC hints
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:47:13 +0100

Chris Marusich <address@hidden> skrev: (21 december 2018 09:30:30 CET)
>Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi Ludovic,
>> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Actually, I was also wondering whether we should provide a
>>> mechanism that would, by default, automatically delete old GC roots
>>> maybe even run the GC automatically when needed—similar to what Git
>>> does.
>>> Thoughts?
>> I think it's reasonable to automatically run GC by default, but I
>> strongly advise against deleting GC roots automatically by default
>> without the user's knowledge and consent.
>Just to be clear, I agree with you, Mark.  Guix shouldn't delete GC
>roots automatically by default.  I think we were just saying that it
>might be nice if a user could configure Guix to automatically delete GC
>roots according to some policy (e.g., retain the last 2, and delete any
>others older than 1 month).  Guix would only delete the GC roots
>according to the policy that the user has set, and if no policy has
>set, the default would be not to delete any of the GC roots.

I agree with you all 😃
This should not be the default, but be included in all the config templates 
with a clarifying comment.
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