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Re: very common kernel modules slow down the boot process



On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 11:40 +0200, Karsten Hopp wrote:

> It's better than 3.2.13 on my x86_64 machine with > 3500 packages to update, although the
> memory requirements are still quite high and the amount of time used for the transaction test is
> extremely long (not yum's problem, that seems to be rpmlib).
> 
> 19048 root      20   0 3475m 3.2g 9556 R 100.6 41.1  79:00.21 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/yum update
> 
> Well, the yum traceback after 81 minutes is another matter, I've opened a bugzilla for that ;-(

Is the above memory use during the transaction or before it?

If during, then file it against rpmlib.

Do this, re-run your test but check the memory use BEFORE you press 'y'
to confirm the transaction. That's the amount of memory yum needs.

-sv



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