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authorChristopher Baines <>2021-04-19 19:40:36 +0100
committerGuix Patches Tester <>2021-04-19 20:14:13 +0100
commitd5869e538b152caaa36c5ece3bc20f6a04a2bb8f (patch)
parent2f6cbd55b6b1d196672e13a3231bfb288521ad60 (diff)
substitutes: Don't cache negative lookups or transient errors.
Caching these responses can delay users getting substitutes, since they'll have to wait at least as long as the cache TTL to fetch the substitute, even if it's available sooner. * guix/substitutes.scm (%narinfo-negative-ttl, %narinfo-transient-error-ttl): Remove variables. (cache-narinfo!): Adjust to not use the negative TTL. (fetch-narinfos): Don't cache non 200 status code responses.
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 19 deletions
diff --git a/guix/substitutes.scm b/guix/substitutes.scm
index 08f8c24efd..55daa6c964 100644
--- a/guix/substitutes.scm
+++ b/guix/substitutes.scm
@@ -70,14 +70,6 @@
;; 'Cache-Control' response header.
(* 36 3600))
-(define %narinfo-negative-ttl
- ;; Likewise, but for negative lookups---i.e., cached lookup failures (404).
- (* 1 3600))
-(define %narinfo-transient-error-ttl
- ;; Likewise, but for transient errors such as 504 ("Gateway timeout").
- (* 10 60))
(define %narinfo-cache-directory
;; A local cache of narinfos, to avoid going to the network. Most of the
;; time, 'guix substitute' is called by guix-daemon as root and stores its
@@ -104,8 +96,7 @@ entry is stored in a sub-directory specific to CACHE-URL."
(define (cache-narinfo! cache-url path narinfo ttl)
"Cache locally NARNIFO for PATH, which originates from CACHE-URL, with the
-given TTL (a number of seconds or #f). NARINFO may be #f, in which case it
-indicates that PATH is unavailable at CACHE-URL."
+given TTL (a number of seconds or #f)."
(define now
(current-time time-monotonic))
@@ -113,8 +104,7 @@ indicates that PATH is unavailable at CACHE-URL."
`(narinfo (version 2)
(cache-uri ,cache-uri)
(date ,(time-second now))
- (ttl ,(or ttl
- (if narinfo %narinfo-ttl %narinfo-negative-ttl)))
+ (ttl ,(or ttl %narinfo-ttl))
(value ,(and=> narinfo narinfo->string))))
(let ((file (narinfo-cache-file cache-url path)))
@@ -214,16 +204,10 @@ if file doesn't exist, and the narinfo otherwise."
(cache-narinfo! url (narinfo-path narinfo) narinfo ttl)
(cons narinfo result))
- (let* ((path (uri-path (request-uri request)))
- (hash-part (basename
- (string-drop-right path 8)))) ;drop ".narinfo"
+ (begin
(if len
(get-bytevector-n port len)
(read-to-eof port))
- (cache-narinfo! url (hash-part->path hash-part) #f
- (if (or (= 404 code) (= 202 code))
- ttl
- %narinfo-transient-error-ttl))
(define (do-fetch uri)