[FFmpeg-devel] Roundup being migrated

Mike Melanson mike
Sun Feb 15 04:00:41 CET 2009

Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 22:09:35 +0100
> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>>> BTW: There are 200MB free space left on incomming.
>>> I think you want to help Ivo to clean it up/sort it out.
>> i can donate 50 euro for a new disk, seems a 
>> Samsung SpinPoint F1 640gb costs 53,33 for example (just a random
>> pick ...)
> As i already said a few times, diskspace is not a problem.
> We've more than enough unallocated disk space (around 190GB).
> It's a matter of a few minutes to increase the partition size.
> But what i dont want is an ever increasing mess of files nobody knows
> what to do with. Or to put it in other words: one forth
> of the files on the partition on which the samples collection
> resides is occupied by incomming.
> I dont have a problem with keeping all the files, but they
> should be sorted in a way that allows people to figure
> out what they are good for and can find them easily.

Do I have crontab privileges on mphq? (Checking... 'crontab -e' works). 
I should be able to come up with an automated monitoring solution for 
/incoming. I'm thinking of something along the lines of:

* initialize database of all files in incoming/, along with their timestamps

run a script every 24 hours that will:

* traverse incoming/ tree for all files
* add new files and their timestamps to the database
* send email (to me, perhaps to a separate mailing list of interested 
parties) with a list of the newest additions; further, any files that 
are more than N days (maybe N=7) get special mention in the mail which 
may facilitate deletion (I would much rather NOT write code that 
automatically deletes files)

This won't help with the existing collection (only manual labor will). 
But it will help us manage the collection going forward.

     -Mike Melanson

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