Fedora Unity release
Robert L Cochran
cochranb at speakeasy.net
Sun Feb 17 15:17:00 UTC 2008
I think you have bigger problem with jigdo than I do. Five days to get
Alpha 9? I got the whole thing in about 16 hours using jigdo. I thought
that was slow for a DVD, but it worked. Of course, now I need to
actually use Alpha 9. But I'm booked to the eyeballs for for the next
week and will be lucky to do this on Saturday.
Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Kam Leo wrote:
>> On Feb 16, 2008 6:05 PM, Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com> wrote:
>>> Does anyone have a bittorrent link for the Unity spins? I get 3-3.5Mbit
>>> speed with torrent, and 200-400Kbit with that jigdo thing. Last month I
>>> ran for five days and was still missing 27 parts, so it's kind of
>>> off my
>>> list of usefully fast methods, using no parallelism at all, and not
>>> letting users contribute to the supply.
>>> Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
>> The torrent speed that you obtained must of happened within the first
>> month of the distro's availability. My past experience with Fedora
>> Unity is that not long after release there were too few clients to
>> make a torrent useful. (Remember torrent clients only have to give
>> back 4 K-bits/sec of bandwidth ) You are better off using jigdo.
> The torrent speed was early last week, maybe the 12th, using a live CD
> boot on a Windows machine. Download of the original FC8 DVD iso image
> ran up to 385KB/s according to the NIC speed applet, average was about
> 320KB/s over the total download. Pulling 9Alpha1 (a) took five days to
> complete, (b) after day three I had to keep telling it to retry
> getting all the things it didn't get, and (c) I didn't contribute
> anything to the distribution, meaning that every client has to pull
> every byte from the server.
> I don't know where that 4K giveback comes from, maybe that's the
> lowest you can set or something, I normally set max_upload_rate to 400
> day and 800 night, so I don't impact outgoing bandwidth.
> I can't see any way I'm better using jigdo, slower for me and more
> bytes coming from the server... worst combination of features. See my
> earlier post this morning on comparing the methods. Jigdo may be a
> good way to create a new image when only a few bytes change, to get a
> full image it just does a poor job for both the client and server.
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