Bug 454683 - Should Rate Limit Downloads
Should Rate Limit Downloads
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-09 14:08 EDT by Dylan Martin
Modified: 2013-03-13 01:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:29:31 EDT
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Description Dylan Martin 2008-07-09 14:08:42 EDT
Problem: preupgrade hogs my bandwidth.

preupgrade should allow users to limit the bandwidth consumed during the
preupgrade process.  I can't realistically keep working with preupgrade in the
background, so I basically have to run it at night or other times while I'm not
working.  Since one of the goals of preupgrade is to let it work in the
background while I'm working, I'd call this a bug.
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Comment 3 Rahul Sundaram 2009-07-14 12:40:09 EDT
Comment 4 Tony Foiani 2010-11-04 16:14:28 EDT
It's not immediately obvious, but it's possible to set the global bandwidth used by setting the "throttle" configuration variable in /etc/yum.conf.

The interaction of "throttle" and "bandwidth" is a bit confusing; the most straightforward way is to just set "throttle" to an absolute bytes/second number.  I'm using "throttle=200K" right now, and it seems to be doing the trick.

Although I first tried with "throttle=200k" [note lower-case "k"] and I didn't get an obvious error message, even though the setting seemed to be ignored.  Might be a documentation or config-parsing buglet.

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