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Re: Fedora downtime
- From: Fulko Hew sita aero
- To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases <fedora-test-list redhat com>
- Subject: Re: Fedora downtime
- Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 12:57:49 -0400
fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com wrote on 10/25/2006 12:28:44 PM:
> Fulko Hew sita aero wrote:
> > fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com wrote on 10/25/2006 10:34:24 AM:
> >>Could anybody put here at least small note what's going on with fedora
> >>sites? As mirrolist at fedora.redhat.com is not working users are
> >>complaining that the "yum is broken".
> > Is this why I'm now getting the error during 'yum update' of:
> > "Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core"?
> Suggest you look at
Yes, someone mentioned that on list, replying to me.
> Hmmm. That is a condition we have been having on FC6. I hadn't heard
> it reported on pre FC6. My work around has been
> - make sure the correct repo(s) are enabled
> - yum clean all
> - yum clean metadata
> this usually clears the issue.
Actually, I had tried that first, but I figured it probably had something
to do with the downed server.
And if the server is down, it affects all revs of the distrubution, not
> In some cases I see where they remove the 'cache'.
> Yesterday, I went to use k3b on "FC6 pre" and found k3b complained that
> it couldn't work with the media. It wouldn't work with a DVD-R or a
> DVD+RW. I wanted to get on with things so I rebooted onto my FC5 hard
> drive, k3b work great.
> Today, after doing a number of trivial things, I decided to have another
> go at k3b on DVD. But even with the released version of FC6, I still
> would not use k3b. It does not start to try to erase the DVD+RW, let
> alone try to burn the DVD+RW.
> I changed back from KDE to Gnome and tried "CD/DVD Creator". It had no
> problem and wrote the image of FC6 on the DVD+RW.
> I guess they have broken something on k3b using FC6, because k3b has
> worked 100% for me up to and including FC5.
> I see a bunch of updates for FC6 have been released. I didn't notice
> anything for k3b, but I will be keeping an open to that subject.
> When I burn the DVDs, I must admit I use the 'auto' speed setting. I
> seem to have the choice under k3b of
> auto, ignore, 1x, 2x
> The app seems to try to use 10x to 12x with DVD-R although at some
> points I have seen it back down to 7x.
> For DVD+RW, it seems to try to run at the limit of the media (4x).
> I think the system finds it challenging to keep data in the 4 MB buffer.
> I think that the underrun kicks in sometimes and causes the process to
> stop while it has a re-go at the process. But when it comes to the
> verify, the media normally verifies.
> On CD, the speed is crazier. The default favours 31x, but I sometimes
> see it lower that rate to in the 20's.
> Both cases (CD or DVD), the access to the hard drive for more source
> data really works the drive hard to keep data in the buffer. For these
> higher data rates (ex 17 MB/s), the use of a 4 MB buffer seems marginal.
> Re static vs DHCP addr
> I used to config for a static addr during the install, knowing that is
> where I was going to end up. What ever they did abt resolv.conf, I
> found it looked after itself.
> But with these updates and bringing a script from BSD to manipulate the
> resolv.conf, has forced me to "install with DHCP as default", and when
> the install is complete, check resolv.conf. The resolv.conf looks good
> but /etc/resolv.conf/dhclient is empty.
Hold on... you mean /etc/resolv.conf and ... ???
Oh. I see something called /etc/resolv.conf.predhclient
Must be a copy that they save just in case there is new info comming
from a DHCP response.
So If you didn't have anything in resolve.conf before (which you didn't
cause this is a new install), then the .predhclient version wouldn't
resolv.conf only gets affected if you maipulate your domain name,
or list of nameservers. I wouldn't expect you did that during/after
installing with static addressing... did you?
But if you installd with DHCP, even once, then it would have populated
a resolv.conf for you, and left that around for when you switched
back to static.
And if you ever did a static config (right at install time), I suspect
that you _did_ go and manually populated resolv.conf or copied it from
another system to get it to work.
> I copy the resolv.conf into the
> dhclient file and then config the network for a static addr.
> Just now I checked /etc/resolv.conf* and find the dhclient file has been
> removed. Something magic must be happening.
I think the .dhclient version is a red herring for you.
> Agree with your comment that the ISP service probably limits BW to each
> IP allowed. Just find it annoying that I do not have more upward BW.
... Well if you pay them more money....
Like buisness rates, I think you could even get symetrical bandwith.
> Especially after I listed to a couple of Guru's on the TV talk about our
> facilities in NA vs some of southern asia. We a copper based vs fiber
> in the Asian area. They didn't have a useful copper installation. Thus
> the fiber delivers abt 1 order of more BW, in both directions (down and
> up) to the end user, for abt the same fee as we pay per user per month.
I don't think its so much as copper vrs fibre, but that NA markets
already had a notion of tiered pricing, so they just continued it,
... and made it worse.
> Can't comment on the low latency kernel. I suspect that is true in the
> FC6. To me, it seems that FC6 is quicker.
Application loading/run-time-linking is now faster because a hash is used
inside ELF files, rather than what it was doing before. (This was in the
release notes for FC6.)
> Sorry but I won't make TPM. I seem to be low on walking power these
> days and the doctor is supposed to be looking into it. But I don't see
> much happening so far. So I will stay quiet. I think I need to
> excercise more, but will see what the Doc says.
Ack. Tho its not as if we do a lot of walking from the parking lot.
Hope you feel better soon.
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