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From: Alan <alan@×××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] slow fixpackages operation bug set to wontfix?
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 23:49:30
1 Hey folks. I finally got around to going to report the slow fixpackages
2 problem I reported to -user a while back and found this bug
3 ( already there, but set to
4 WONTFIX. I'm not sure if SpanKY understood the problem.
6 Basically one one of my boxes (k7-900, 512mb) fixpackages runs fast. The
7 "." phase zips by and then the "*" phase goes at about the same speed.
8 The other box that I have running gentoo (cel-533, 128mb ram) runs the
9 "." phase almost as fast, but the "*" phase runs about one "*" a minute
10 or two. Updates can take literally hours on this system, and seem to be
11 getting slower all the time.
13 As I recall, fixpackages is just moving files around or something right?
14 The files can't be that big. The / is RAID0 on 2x2G scsi drives, older
15 ones, with only 5mb/s transfer rate, 10mb/s with the RAID, but still,
16 the time taken seems stupidly slow on this box compared my other one. I
17 know that if everyone was getting this there'd be uproars (or so I'd
18 think).
20 Should I resubmit the bug, or is there anything that anyone can think of
21 to help fix this. I'll probably try putting another drive in for the /,
22 to see if it's the hardware somehow, but I have to find one first.
24 alan
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Re: [gentoo-dev] slow fixpackages operation bug set to wontfix? Marius Mauch <genone@g.o>