Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mirrors

From: Rob Baxter <burn@××××××.ca>
To: gentoo-mirrors@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mirrors] Configuration Request
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 23:30:24
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mirrors] Configuration Request by Georgi Georgiev
i think the point is that the data that gets cached can and does change every 30 minutes, so caching 
doesn't really help. all 5 servers in the rotation are currently running rsync out 
of ram. i think i can safely say they wouldn't be nearly as fast as they are, running off a hard 
disk. besides, ram is cheap and has a small footprint (smaller blocks) using ramdrive, why not use it.


Georgi Georgiev wrote:
> maillog: 01/12/2004-14:06:11(-0700): Rob Baxter types > >>OS: gentoo of course. 2.6 kernel (gentoo-dev-sources) >>Filesystem: reiserfs. in my experience, ext3 may be the norm, but it is >>damned slow. >>I highly recommend vsftpd if you're running an ftp mirror, it's very secure >> >>>:] >> >>Besides the obvious, it is also extremely fast and can take a beating. >> >>There are a few handy config files here: >> - Linux/Config Share >>the most useful for you would probably be the rsync server run from a >>ramdrive, which is so much faster than disk it's not funny and the the >>vsftpd config if you choose to use it. > > > Naaah, ramdrive. The whole thing is constantly cached anyway if you have > enough RAM (1GB does the job in my case). It of course depends on how > busy your rsync server is, but if it's not -- why do you care about > speed? >
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Re: [gentoo-mirrors] Configuration Request Georgi Georgiev <chutz@×××.net>