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[openFATE 309166] Installer does IO bad at configuration stage
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:04:02 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-309166-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm)
Feature #309166, revision 2
Title: Installer does IO bad at configuration stage

- openFATE: Unconfirmed
- Priority
- Requester: Desirable

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: antornix antx (antornix)
Partner organization:

First and foremost you guys rock! openSUSE is nearly perfect, thank you
all for this incredible Linux distro.
It is pretty annoying that when you install openSUSE, when in
Configuration stage it starts testing the Internet connection and also
starts auto-getting the updates by default. That's time consuming and a
bottelneck comparing to the rest of the installation process.
The worst thing is its blocking behavior, I am suggesting that at least
you should put those IO operations within a thread loop, instead of
blocking the entire user interface when a download is being fetched.
YaST with non-blocking/asynchronous IO will merit being numbered as

Use Case:
You could put the option to enable this automatic behavior as a
checkbox when selecting the default desktop.

Business case (Partner benefit): Installer accomplishes its mission faster: SuSE ASAP!

openSUSE Feature:

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