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Re: GC hints

From: swedebugia
Subject: Re: GC hints
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 13:05:38 +0100

On 2018-12-23 16:58, Mark H Weaver wrote:
Chris Marusich <address@hidden> writes:

Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Ludovic,

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

Actually, I was also wondering whether we should provide a configurable
mechanism that would, by default, automatically delete old GC roots and
maybe even run the GC automatically when needed—similar to what Git


I think it's reasonable to automatically run GC by default, but I would
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 been
set, the default would be not to delete any of the GC roots.

As long as it's not the default behavior, I think this would be a nice
feature to have.


Pierre, could you send an updated patch?

Cheers Swedebugia

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