Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72821
up2date slow when downloading big packages
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:59:53 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm sure it's dup of 53134, but I can't reopen that bug.
I'm using up2date 2.9.55-1 from rawhide and I have the same problem downloading
kernel source package. It seems that up2date uses lot of CPU and memory. When it
downloads ~90% of the file (~24 Mb) whole system becomes irresponsible - I can't
even use ctrl-alt-del on the console to reboot. My system has 64 Mb of memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run up2date to update kernel-source package.
Actual Results: Very high CPU and memory usage. System becomes irresponsible
Expected Results: Download and package.
The symptoms don't sound the same as bug 53134, where the download got slower
and slower as the system swapped more and more, I don't recall the system ever
grinding to a halt.
Yes they are. When I wrote that I'm sure it's a dupe, I meant that I do see
those symptoms. Download starts at about 40 Kb/sec and, at ~75%, it drops to 8
Kb/sec and less. I also see a lot of swapping, even though swap usage is
relatively low (about 30% according to gnome system monitor applet). I have 188
Mb swap (and 64 Mb memory). Also memory usage graph looks as a zigzag - 70% -
100% - 70% every few seconds.
behaviour may be similar to 53134, but I wouldnt consider it
a dup (if for no other reason than that pretty much all the
network based code has changed fairly drastically since then...)
Looks to have been an issue with rhnlib
should be fixed in rhnlib-0.9-1
confirmed to be working correctly.