This is a followup to https://issues.guix.gnu.org/45018. It is
meant to be applied on top of https://issues.guix.gnu.org/44760.
Until now, guix-daemon would check the hash of store items just
substituted, reset timestamps/permissions, and deduplicate. This
would lead to extra I/O: the whole set of files is traversed three
times by the daemon and read two times.
This patch series is about delegating that work to ‘guix substitute’,
which it can do directly as it restores file, thereby reducing I/O
to the minimum necessary.
I tested with substitutes that contain many files:
guix build firstname.lastname@example.org ffmpeg ungoogled-chromium vim-full \
On my laptop with an SSD, the wall-clock time is almost unchanged
when fetching lzip substitutes. You can see that the throughput
displayed while downloading is slightly lower than before, which
is consistent because lzip downloads are CPU-bound¹, but this is
compensated by the lack of processing time between substitutes.
With gzip substitutes, I see a 10% speedup on the wall-clock time
on my laptop.
Ludovic Courtès (6):
tests: Check the build trace for hash mismatches on substitutes.
daemon: Let 'guix substitute' perform hash checks.
tests: Check the mtime and permissions of substituted items.
daemon: Do not reset timestamps and permissions on substituted items.
tests: Make sure substituted items are deduplicated.
daemon: Delegate deduplication to 'guix substitute'.
guix/scripts/substitute.scm | 70 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
guix/serialization.scm | 8 +++-
nix/libstore/build.cc | 85 ++++++++++++++++++++-----------------
tests/store.scm | 82 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
tests/substitute.scm | 58 ++++++++++++++++++++++---
5 files changed, 248 insertions(+), 55 deletions(-)