[announce] yum: parallel downloading

Zdenek Pavlas zpavlas at redhat.com
Tue May 22 14:18:49 UTC 2012

> I'd be happy if yum/urlgrabber/libcurl finally used http keepalives.

It does, indeed. Parallel downloader tries to use keepalives, too.
(we cache and reuse the last idle process instead of closing it)

> Last time I looked (and it has been a while), it didn't, so you
> always paid the TCP slow startup penalty for each package.

/me just checked with tcpflow that we really do.
Please, contact me off-list if you can reproduce it. Thanks!

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