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Re: [opensuse] Ahain a new version of makeSUSEdvd
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 01:06:49 +0200
  • Message-id: <200508310106.49977.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 31 August 2005 00:52, Eberhard Moenkeberg wrote:
> Beta3 was already 32 GB. This already is far too much for the servers -
> not regarding disk space, but buffer cache.
> With thousands of concurrent users, it is impossible to serve all files
> directly from the disks. The disk heads would more move than read data.
> So the servers get lame if they can not hold most of the most requested
> files in RAM during such "slashdotting" situations like we have each
> thursday.

I thought the torrents would help alleviate this problem. With the torrents,
only a fraction of all downloads would come directly from the source server,
and most would get the data from other downloaders. Did I miss something?

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