Bug 904622 - Yum may use mirror that yum-plugin-fastestmirror marked as dead
Yum may use mirror that yum-plugin-fastestmirror marked as dead
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-utils (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-01-26 10:12 EST by Takehiko Abe
Modified: 2014-02-05 18:19 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 18:19:12 EST
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Description Takehiko Abe 2013-01-26 10:12:35 EST
yum update was very slow the other day and I installed fastestmirror plugin and tried again. But the speed remained equally slow.

I found /var/cache/yum/x86_64/18/timedhosts.txt has this suspicious entry:

    virror.hanoilug.org 99999999999

Excluding this mirror fixed the problem.

Comment 1 Zdeněk Pavlas 2013-02-01 10:04:19 EST
This entry means fastestmirror failed to contact this mirror (host not found, httpd down, whatever).  Fastestmirror plugin does not exclude such mirrors automaticaly, they are only put at the end of the mirror list, and Yum might use them eventually- that explains why excluding it explicitly helped.

Added patches to Yum and Urlgrabber to have the fastestmirror data available when selecting mirrors.
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