RPM needs to go on a diet.

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Wed Feb 16 02:34:44 UTC 2005

I decided to clean up some old crud.

# rpm -e kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.1 kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.3 kernel-2.6.8-1.521 
kernel-2.6.7-1.494.2.2 kernel-2.6.9-1.3_FC2 kernel-2.6.9-1.6_FC2 

I was watching this with top(1).

This command took six minutes to complete, with rpm taking up 100% CPU for 
six minutes straight.

Yes, these are large packages that are being removed.  No, even with all 
that, taking six minutes, a dual Opteron box, with SCSI RAID, is 

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