Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mirrors

From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
To: gentoo-mirrors@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mirrors] new deployed
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:04:08
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mirrors] new deployed by Adrian Sandor
Adrian Sandor wrote:
> --- On Sat, 3/13/10, Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o> wrote:
> What is self-explanatory for one person is enigmatic for another one. Happened to me too :) > Especially "no time" doesn't seem to make any sense. > >> no time means that there is a 404 or the timestamp file >> isn't there. > > So that's "timestamp not found" > >> hangs means the site times out. > > Oh, so that's "network timeout" > >> renewed means that the probe has checked the site during >> the last run. > > Doesn't it check every site every time it runs?
Nope, that is why that column exists. For example, it says "last probe...1 hour ago" or "last probe...renewed" if it happened during the last hourly run. :) The gentoo-portage mirrors get checked during every hourly run because the freshness interval is smaller (30 minutes). It isn't a perfect tool, but it does give users/dev/mirror-admins a quick graphical view of the state of the mirrors which we think is worth having.