today's UEC report

Jorge O. Castro jorge at
Sat Oct 3 05:05:28 BST 2009

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Dustin Kirkland <kirkland at> wrote:
> Bandwidth to/from the archive is abysmal.  Everything takes 100x longer
> to download than normal, due to Beta traffic.  "apt-get update" took 60
> minutes.  My local rsync mirror job has been running for >20 hours.

Ken asked me to help him test some empathy stuff today and grabbing
the build-deps took over 10 minutes for a few hundred k's worth of
packages. I have a caching proxy at home so normally it's not so bad
but I am starting to wonder if there should be an ACLable mirror
available to people in core-dev/MOTU/bugcontrol/whatever so people can
get the important stuff done. In the past I've gotten emails from the
ISO tracker before my original rsync is even close to done so the pain
just multiplies over the course of the end of the cycle..

I think it's great that we have so much enthusiam for a release but
surely we can set aside a certain percentage of bandwidth for people
to get their testing done.

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