[Bug 1584299] Re: please support parallel operation

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1584299 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun May 22 17:41:26 UTC 2016

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: apt (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  please support parallel operation

Status in apt package in Ubuntu:
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Bug description:
  Hello, please consider supporting multiple package install processes
  simultaneously, similar to make's -j command line option.

  Computers are getting more processors rather than faster processors at
  this point, and this trend is likely to continue.

  When doing package builds on my computer I notice that during the
  package installs, my CPU rarely goes above 3% utilization because only
  a single core is in use. iostat -dmx 1 reported mostly 4-45% disk
  utilization, with a mode around 25%. This machine is mostly idle for
  most of a package build, because apt and dpkg are essentially single-


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