Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Wed Dec 2 23:27:23 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 17:58:24 -0500,
>  Seth Vidal <skvidal at> wrote:
>> I tested it on our backend to be sure. getting the complete pkglist
>> goes from taking 5 minutes to take 30s.
>> yes, I said 5 minutes.
> Have you tried any of the tunning knobs to have the directory cache be
> alotted more space or given higher priority? For example:
> vfs_cache_pressure
> ------------------
> Controls the tendency of the kernel to reclaim the memory which is used for
> caching of directory and inode objects.
> At the default value of vfs_cache_pressure=100 the kernel will attempt to
> reclaim dentries and inodes at a "fair" rate with respect to pagecache and
> swapcache reclaim.  Decreasing vfs_cache_pressure causes the kernel to prefer
> to retain dentry and inode caches.  Increasing vfs_cache_pressure beyond 100
> causes the kernel to prefer to reclaim dentries and inodes.

Not tried that - worth giving it a shot - but it still won't help the 
'holy crap there are 15K items on this webpage and it won't render' 


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