[Scons-users] Longer cache prefixes for scons-configure-cache?

Bill Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Tue Jan 30 11:43:24 EST 2018


Initially it was only 1 and this lead to directories with a high number of
Especially on windows (but this affects other OS's to some degree), this
cause filesystem slow downs.

So in theory a higher number would have some advantages, though no one has
taken the time to quantify anything  other than 2 was significantly better
than 1.

Hope that helps!

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 7:24 AM, Andrew C. Morrow <andrew.c.morrow at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi -
> I've noticed that the scons-configure-cache command lets you select a
> prefix length for the directories in the cache.
> When is it necessary/advantageous to select a higher number than the
> default of 2? What is the intended usage of this tool?
> Thanks,
> Andrew
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