[Yum] Yum memory utilization

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Tue Apr 20 23:22:41 UTC 2004

> > it's the depresolution using addInstall('a') modes.
> > 
> > It's not going to be used in the future but changing the depresolution
> > mechanism in yum 2.0.x now doesn't seem to be the best use of time.
> I guess it depends on how significant a problem it is then. For me, it's
> enough that I want to fix it.

it's not a trivial amount of work.

> > in your particular case I'm betting you have a bunch of kernels
> > installed. It's a well known situation that yum and rpm get very very
> > large when doing updates/installs with lots of kernels installed.
> Yup. I've been doing some more tests and can see that it's definately
> related to the number of kernels installed.
> However, it's still an insane amount of memory usage with a small number
> of kernels installed.

how many repositories and how many total packages across all of those
repositories do you have? I'm betting it's a huge number.


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