Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Alec Berryman <alec@×××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] The release of 1.4 and its impact on our mirrors
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 21:41:59
Message-Id: 1058996517.1508.31.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] The release of 1.4 and its impact on our mirrors by Tal Peer
1 On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 15:39, Tal Peer wrote:
2 > Looking at the numbers you provided, i think we should seperate the
3 > mirrors into two groups: Binary and Source. Binary mirrors would provide
4 > GRPs and ISOs, and source mirrors will only provide distfiles. Mirrors
5 > could provide both, of course.
6 >
7 > In the short term, there won't be too many binary mirrors (freeing almost
8 > 17 gigs of free space is tempting), so we should encourage mirrors that
9 > are high on diskspace to mirror both source and binary.
10 >
11 > In the long term, this could also rise the numbers of mirrors, as mirror
12 > provideres will need to 'waste' less disk space on the gentoo mirror (if
13 > they choose to only mirror one type, that is).
15 Along the line of 'wasting' less disk space is the wasting of less
16 bandwidth; would this not be a great time to start really pushing
17 something like deltup (
19 The few times I have used deltup it has worked great; patch availability
20 is the problem. If it were kept up to date, it could take quite a load
21 off the servers.


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