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quoth the Christopher Bergström:
> darren kirby wrote:
> quoth the Jeremy Brake:
> How about speeding up the wait time on updating the portage cache after
> a sync.. even on my AMD 64 3500 it takes a number of minutes to chug
> are there any known ways to "vrrmmm" this up a little?
> Mine sped up for all of a day, but is slow as molasses once again. If I did
> my syncs during the day it might even peeve me...
> What kind of hardware are you guys running on? My laptop isn't on cron
> and I do it every couple days or so and it finishes in around 15-30
> minutes.. I've never really paid any attention.. How long is yours taking?
It doesn't make a difference what hardware. I have 4 boxes that run gentoo
(Athlon 2200, Athlon 3200, Apple G4, Sparc U60) and they all run the actual
sync quite fast, but the 50%-51% takes from 5 minutes on the 3200 to 30
minutes on the G4 and U60.
As I mentioned though, I don't let this bother me as I generally sync ~4:00am
> What I am curious about is... what's it really doing when it says 51-52%..
> That 1% seems to take forever..
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