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From: Eric Wong <e@yhbt.net>
To: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: [PATCH 01/23] doc: note -compact and -xcpdb are rarely used
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 20:24:35 +0000
Message-ID: <20200820202457.21042-2-e@yhbt.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200820202457.21042-1-e@yhbt.net>

Slowly improving the learning curve...
---
 Documentation/public-inbox-compact.pod | 5 +++++
 Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod   | 3 +++
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/public-inbox-compact.pod b/Documentation/public-inbox-compact.pod
index 8e463ab1..4e9b6d9f 100644
--- a/Documentation/public-inbox-compact.pod
+++ b/Documentation/public-inbox-compact.pod
@@ -19,6 +19,11 @@ It enforces the use of the C<--no-renumber> option of
 L<xapian-compact(1)> which is required to work with the
 rest of the public-inbox search code.
 
+This command is rarely needed for active inboxes.
+
+Using the C<--compact> option of L<public-inbox-index(1)>
+is recommended, instead, and only when doing a C<--reindex>.
+
 =head1 OPTIONS
 
 =over
diff --git a/Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod b/Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod
index 2b38f1da..52939894 100644
--- a/Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod
+++ b/Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod
@@ -17,6 +17,9 @@ accept parallel Xapian database modifications from
 L<public-inbox-watch(1)>, L<public-inbox-mda(1)>,
 L<public-inbox-learn(1)>, and L<public-inbox-index(1)>.
 
+This command is rarely used, as Xapian DB formats rarely
+change.
+
 =head1 OPTIONS
 
 =over

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-20 20:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-20 20:24 [PATCH 00/23] indexing: --skip-docdata + speedups Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` Eric Wong [this message]
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 02/23] admin: progress shows the inbox being indexed Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 03/23] compact: support --help/-? and perform lazy loading Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 04/23] init: support --help and -? Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 05/23] init: support --newsgroup option Eric Wong
2020-08-20 21:10   ` Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 06/23] init: drop -N alias for --skip-artnum Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 07/23] search: v2: ensure shards are numerically sorted Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 08/23] xapcmd: simplify {reindex} parameter passing Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 09/23] www: reduce long-lived PublicInbox::Search references Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 10/23] search: improve comments around constants Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 11/23] search: export mdocid subroutine Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 12/23] searchquery: split off from searchview Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 13/23] search: make qparse_new an internal function Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 14/23] smsg: reduce utf8::decode call sites Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 15/23] searchview: use over.sqlite3 instead of Xapian docdata Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 16/23] searchview: speed up search summary by ~10% Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 17/23] searchview: convert nested and Atom display to over.sqlite3 Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 18/23] extmsg: avoid using Xapian docdata Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 19/23] mbox: avoid Xapian docdata in search results Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 20/23] smsg: remove from_mitem Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 21/23] t/nntpd-v2: set PI_TEST_VERSION=2 properly Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 22/23] init+index: support --skip-docdata for Xapian Eric Wong
2020-08-20 20:24 ` [PATCH 23/23] search: add mset_to_artnums method Eric Wong

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