Found the issue:

sudo hdparm -Tt /dev/mmcblk0



Timing cached reads:   240 MB in  2.00 seconds = 119.84 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads:  2 MB in  5.60 seconds =  365.82 kB/sec  <------ Wow !

Bad memory card ????

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 1:39 PM, Duff, Bryan <> wrote:

Eh, I’ll give it a go… on F26 armhf7l.  Keep in mind my repos may be different, so it might very the timing by maybe 30s?


time sudo dnf install rygel –y


Unfortunately it’s only 21 packages for me.  And now that I look at it, would probably be better to “dnf download” first and time that separately.


//start snip



real        3m34.645s

user       1m54.094s

sys          1m19.396s

# and

sudo hdparm -Tt /dev/mmcblk0



Timing cached reads:   834 MB in  2.00 seconds = 417.21 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads:  68 MB in  3.06 seconds =  22.24 MB/sec

//end snip






From: linux guy []
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:31 PM
To: Richard Ryniker
Cc:; marcin steć
Subject: [fedora-arm] Re: Exactly how slow is Fedora 27 on an RP3 ? dnf update takes hours ?


I just ran #time dnf install rygel on my fresh install.   It required 56 packages. 


real 64m43.986s

user 1m59.778s

sys 0m25.893s


This is on a console only machine, no GUI.


Could someone run the same process on their RPi3 and see what they get ?


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