Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106401
The estimation of time while upgrading is wildly inaccurate
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
Description of problem:
It wandered all over the map, from 5+ hours (!) down to 46 minutes (!!) before
finally (by 1/3 of the work done) settling for 2 hours.
This is not exactly new, all RH installations I remember had the same problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Wild guesses at the total time, settles rather late during upgrade/install
Reasonably close estimates, preferably going down slightly and not fluctuating.
Test3 should have a more reasonable estimate. Having looked at this quite a bit
estimating the total install time at the early part of the install is very
difficult because its not a simple matter of just bytes/sec. Post-install
scripts and running ldconfig over and over tend to take longer as the install
The estimate in FC3 is much more in line with reality.