Re: Rediculous amount of IO use when updating packages!

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On 09/11/2009 05:20 PM, Craig White wrote:
On Fri, 2009-09-11 at 17:11 -0400, Kavon Farvardin wrote:
So I installed Fedora 11 recently on my ThinkPad R61, and had 560+
packages to update. Installing and cleaning the packages has been taking
FOREVER. Almost several hours, I've had to stop it so often (and restart
it with yum-continue-transaction) because it lags my entire system. It's
all IO use too, the CPU is barely being used!

I have installed a solid state drive in my laptop and it shouldn't be so
slow at deleting or cleaning packages, it's doing one every 5 seconds or
more. Is there some bug with SSDs and yum? (maybe python related as it
seems yum is written in python?) I have no speed issues with anything
else, and when I installed this drive it was a huge overall performance
improvement over my 5400 RPM disk. I'm also using ext4 as it was the
default, and I think a Logical Volume setup instead of a partition based
one (again, default settings).

What should I do?
at this point, grin and bear it.

I think that more than just install/uninstall, it also runs ld to
link/unlink installed software

let it finish and you will be much happier


Are you installing this SSD into a existing OS that used a previous IDE PATA
drive, if so , it's probably thinking it still is reading IDE.
You'll probably will have to do a clean install with the SSD installed.

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