[Yum-devel] [PATCH] repo.async = 'auto' option

James Antill james at fedoraproject.org
Wed Apr 18 14:42:04 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 10:11 -0400, Zdenek Pavlas wrote:
> >  What is the desired behaviour difference between "on" and "auto" ...
> auto:
> "1" when repo parsed from INI file via readRepoConfig().
> "0" when a plugin creates a YumRepository instance.
> on:
> "1" when repo parsed form INI file via readRepoConfig().
> "1" when a plugin creates a YumRepository instance.

 Yeh, that's what I thought.

> > are there any cases where you'd expect users to want to change from
> > "auto" to "on"?
> rhnplugin creates repositories with RhnRepo(channel), and I believe
> the 'channel' object inherits options set in the INI file.
> So when one believes _getFile() in the subclass can handle
> parallel downloading, async=on should make yum use it.
> (I hope I'm not wrong there)

 Right ... what I meant was that this change seems like a *plugin code
change (where * is _mostly_ rhn, but other things too). And will change
based on upgrade/downgrade of the plugin.

 So it seems like a bad idea to let the user decide when it has happened
to all/any effected plugins ... really the code just needs to set a flag
saying "I'm RHNplugin and I'm fixed" :).
 So it seems like we should have "on" do what "auto" does, and tell
rhnplugin to setup _async when they've fixed their code (or create some
flag way for "non-plain repos" to do the same).

> > say something like "yum will use parallel download, when it can".
> :)

 Yeh, it's def. on the side of "we told you something, but you are
probably none the wiser" ... maybe we could say that and "which should
include all plain text repositories".

> > AIUI things like repodiff/tmprepo/--repofrompath are all not going
> > to work, without other patches (which is fine, but means we can't easily
> > just say not-RHN or something).
> --repofrompath should work, IMO.  YumRepository(repoid) uses the default
> async=auto, so _async==False.

 Yeh, that's what I meant ... AIUI those repos. can/should work, but
won't without more patches.

>   The auto=>True "magic" is only in readRepoConfig().
> We want blocking _getFile() there.

 We want async=False for repofrompath? Why?

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