[Yum] something amiss??

David Relson relson at osagesoftware.com
Tue Jan 13 20:32:21 UTC 2004


Greetings,

Yum seems to be running rather slow and using excessive amounts of cpu
and ram.  

### Here's the start of the session ###

[root at osage etc]# date ; yum install ethereal
Tue Jan 13 14:58:47 EST 2004
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Mandrake Linux 9.2 - Base
Server: Mandrake Linux 9.2 - Contribs
Server: Mandrake Linux 9.2 - Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Resolving dependencies
..

### Here's what 'top' reports 30 minutes later ###
 
top - 15:30:15 up 1 day,  3:28, 11 users,  load average: 1.23, 1.38,
1.76
                                                                        
   
  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
28146 root      15   0  215m 215m 3896 R 83.0 57.1  18:00.92 yum

I'm not particularly concerned about the %CPU usage, but the 18:00.92
minutes of cpu time and 215m of ram usage seem just a tad bit high.

I'm running yum-2.0.4 from the yum-20040103 snapshot on a 500mhz PIII
with Mandrake 9.2 installed.

"du /var/cache/yum" reports 55M of files (headers,etc).

"wc -l /var/cache/yum/*info" indicates I have 6681 package headers.

Anything else I can tell you?

David


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David Relson                   Osage Software Systems, Inc.
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