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Re: [opensuse] Ahain a new version of makeSUSEdvd
  • From: Simon Crute <scrute@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 00:10:55 +0100
  • Message-id: <4314E77F.5030807@xxxxxxxxxx>
Anders Johansson 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?

At a guess, most people can get still get beter performance from from the main mirrors, than from the torrents, so there isn't enough people running the torrents.

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