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Re: [opensuse] Ahain a new version of makeSUSEdvd
  • From: Eberhard Moenkeberg <emoenke@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 00:07:06 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0508312341170.8423@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, Andreas Girardet wrote:

This issue will only get worse once we actually release. If we have
issues with download speeds already now in development stages, just
imagine what it will be with 10.0 going gold. Huhu! The world is waiting
for SUSE 10.0 .....

The stable release has more mirrors, but those will be hit hard
........ you find this will be the Linux release of the year ...... if
we are already getting these figures during our beta I expect around
50-100 times more traffic easily.

No, 10.0 will not be the release of the year. At least not over the net.

Distributors have lost all their discipline.

They have let the distributions explode in size, either hoping that "the mirror hierarchy" would make it to the users or simply neglecting the server load aspects.

SUSE-9.3 was the last acceptable "net distribution" - with an addon in size of 16 GB (sources were released earlier). That was already a huge struggle for the servers, but could stand to spill out more than 70 MByte/sec continuously for almost 4 days, due to the (huge, only has more) 12 GB RAM. That was more than 4 TByte a day.

All 10.0 betas were too large for my RAM, and even with the trick to redirect all*i386*iso requests to for getting tight enough buffer cache hits so that those isos never expired did not reach the 9.3 numbers.

Tomorrow 10 am is the next beta release time, but I bet none of the mirrors will be ready at that time...

I need a more "mirror hierarchy sensitive" behavior from SUSE, or - very simple - a special hardware sponsoring, a bit expensive (but cheaper than the HP sponsoring for ;-))

Cheers -e
Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke@xxxxxxx, em@xxxxxxx)

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