Anyone else seeing yum running slow in rawhide?

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Wed Jan 23 17:32:08 UTC 2013

On Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:01:32 -0600
Bruno Wolff III <bruno at> wrote:

> For about the last month or so it seems like yum has been running
> much slower than in the past. Previously I had seen something similar
> when running debug kernels, but that isn't the case now.
> I am seeing a lot of time being used for wait, but there is still a
> lot of idle time as well. So I suspect the bottleneck is disk I/O. I
> am not seeing this on an f18 machine that I tested with the current
> rawhide kernel. mdadm appears to be the same version on both
> machines. So it doesn't seem likely that an mdadm change was
> responsible.
> Was there any change to yum that would have potentially caused this?

I'm not seeing any slowdowns that I can tell off hand. 

Is the machine on wireless? I have had issues with the iwlwifi driver
being slow or locking up. 

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