[announce] yum: parallel downloading

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Fri May 18 14:23:37 UTC 2012


On 17/05/12 01:37, Zdenek Pavlas wrote:
> - mirror limits are honored, too.
> 
> Making many connections to the same mirror usually does not help much, it just
> consumes more resources.  That's why Yum also uses mirror limits from
> metalink.xml.  If no such limit is available, at most 3 simultaneous
> connections are made to any single mirror.

Hi Zdenek,

Why is the default three connections rather than one? Is a tripling of
the number of connections to a mirror on a Fedora release day desirable?
Consider that a large mirror site already sees concurrent connections in
the multiple 10,000s.

Cheers, Glen


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