[Yum] speed up install or upgrade by 2X to 6X (BZ # 71184)

John Reiser jreiser at BitWagon.com
Tue Mar 18 19:36:34 UTC 2008

re: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=71184
Summary: RFE: 2X to 6X faster install

As per the above RequestForEnhancement (RFE), I believe that installation
of .rpm packages could go much faster.  I'm sending this message
to the yum and anaconda-devel mailing lists in order to try to find
the right people, and to get comments and suggestions on how
to accomplish such work now.  (If I found the wrong groups,
then please tell me so I won't bother you further.)

It seems to me that there is significant technical opportunity
for pipelining, parallelism, and caching.  See the RFE above, and:
   Summary: caching needed when "Starting install process."

I have some time to work in this area now, and I've also detected
renewed interest by other people.  How can we work effectively
to achieve the goal of much faster package installation?

John Reiser, jreiser at BitWagon.com

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