Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241444
yum repackage causes 100% processor use on CentOS/RHEL 5
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:44 EST
Description of problem:
yum update with yum.conf tsflags=repackage causes 100% processor use on
CentOS/RHEL 5 whilst repackaging in progress
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. add tsflags-repackage in yum.conf
2. edit installonlyn.conf enable=0
3. yum update
100% processor util during repackage
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?
try this, please: see if you see the same performance issue using rpm to perform
If that results, please reassign this to rpm.
I got the same performance issue when using rpm and have reassigned this to rpm
as you suggest.
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)
I fail to see the bug in here, repackaging is non-trivial amount of work.