On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 3:50 AM, Roberto Ragusa <mail(a)robertoragusa.it> wrote:
Just an idea: instead of (or in addition to) "blind"
based on net topology, geography, declared bandwith etc.,
yum could use an exploration approach:
1) choose a few good mirrors candidate
2) download one file from each of them (first file from
first mirror, second file from second mirror, ....)
3) gather speed statistics
4) reevaluate best mirrors according to statistics for the
You're basically describing yum-plugin-fastestmirror. Of course that
doesn't get one any sort of parallelism when downloading packages, but
it answers one of your complaints by rating actual data rates.