Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1274065
[RFE] Hosted-Engine: make OVA extraction faster
Last modified: 2017-05-04 09:45:18 EDT
Description of problem:
When using the appliance flow in HE setup, the extraction is taking a large portion of the setup time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use appliance flow in
Extraction process takes long
Extraction process is quick
Raising the priority, because the flow could be nice, but is really slowed down due to this bug.
Ryan, could you quantify the slow down compared to the whole installation duration?
(In reply to Fabian Deutsch from comment #1)
> Raising the priority, because the flow could be nice, but is really slowed
> down due to this bug.
> Ryan, could you quantify the slow down compared to the whole installation
It's not really a bug, it's an RFE: it could be faster but it's working.
The issue is about python not efficiently handling sparse files so the real gain depends just from the image sparseness.
Agreed, it's an RFE.
Are we running virt-sparsify and virt-sysprep on the image before packing it?
The files should be sparse, but as Simone says: Python does not handle those efficiently when extracting tars.