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Re: Fedora Core 2 Update: kernel-2.6.6-1.435



Jeff Spaleta said:
> On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 20:53:41 -0700 (PDT), Don Russell
> <don drussell dnsalias com> wrote:
>> Here's how I see it working...
>>
>> When new packages are ready to be distributed....
>> - reset the list of sites that serve up2date to the single master site
>> - move new versions of the pakages to the master site.
>> - start a cron job in xxx minutes (gives some mirrors a chance to
>> re-synch)
>>
>> the cron job does:
>> - for each mirror site (not already known to be synch'd)
>>    - get directory listing
>>    - compare to master directory listing
>>    - if directory matches, site must be synch'd
>>         - make mirror site eligible to participate in serving up2date
>>
>> After checking all mirrors, if one or more are still not synch'd,
>> schedule
>> the job again in xxx minutes
>>
>> If all mirrors are now synch'd, we're done.
>>
>> The whole design fits on a bar napkin.
>>
>> And very little bandwidth to accomplish it... up2date now only sees
>> sites
>> that are synch'd.... new mirror sites can be added dynamically as
>> required.
>>
>> I LIKE it! :-)
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Don Russell
>
> Hmm....can someone out in the community prototype this cronjob idea up.

I wish my Linux programming skills were up to the task..... but hey! At
least I came up with the IDEA/design... :-)

But, that's what makes it a "community effort"...

Cheers,
Don




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