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Bug 241444 - yum repackage causes 100% processor use on CentOS/RHEL 5
yum repackage causes 100% processor use on CentOS/RHEL 5
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
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Reported: 2007-05-25 20:37 EDT by mm
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-24 09:14:26 EDT
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Description mm 2007-05-25 20:37:52 EDT
Description of problem:

yum update with yum.conf tsflags=repackage causes 100% processor use on
CentOS/RHEL 5 whilst repackaging in progress

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How reproducible:

Every time 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add tsflags-repackage in yum.conf 
2. edit installonlyn.conf enable=0 
3. yum update

Actual results:

100% processor util during repackage

Expected results:

Additional info:

processor is Intel i386 Pentium M on Tecra S2 notebook
perhaps fix is to put a throttle on repackage? 
my assumption is that this bug will be evident accross different processors and
on FC5/6 too. I can test this if you like?
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2007-06-20 11:38:43 EDT
try this, please: see if you see the same performance issue using rpm to perform
the updates.

If that results, please reassign this to rpm.

Comment 2 mm 2007-07-13 10:09:59 EDT
I got the same performance issue when using rpm and have reassigned this to rpm
as you suggest.
Comment 3 mm 2007-07-13 10:14:40 EDT
ps rpm-4.4.2-37.el5 on centos/rhel was the version that I used (and for interest
the more recent rpm-4.4.2-46.fc7 on fedora 7 does the same too)
Comment 4 Panu Matilainen 2007-10-24 09:14:26 EDT
I fail to see the bug in here, repackaging is non-trivial amount of work.

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