[Yum] new daily release and other info

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Mon Jul 8 16:58:12 UTC 2002

> and adding a variable parsed from yum.conf to control just how long you
> randomly sleep:
>   print randrange(random_delay)
> is better yet.  
> This is a function of expected server load -- somebody with only five
> hosts updating from a single server might prefer to set random_delay to
> zero and just do them all at once, or set it to one minute to spread
> them out a few seconds.  Somebody with several hundred hosts sync'ing
> from a single server might want the updates spread out over the current
> default three hours.  A variable in yum.conf is autodocumenting and
> gives the admin person obvious and simple control.

I hate it when you have perfectly valid points :)

this makes sense - it might be useful to have a yum -r option that
randomizes how long before it executes - defaulting to off, of course.


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