On 26 June 2015 at 10:11, Pierre-Yves Chibon <pingou(a)pingoured.fr> wrote:
So the UMDL script currently supports three ways of crawling the
We, in Fedora, are only using the last one. I believe the `rsync` mode was added
to support Ubuntu and the file mode is basically a simplified version of the
directory mode, but that we do not use at at the moment.
I would like to propose that we drop support for rsync. I feel that it may be
simpler and easier to create an UMDL and a crawler for each distro that would
like to use MirrorManager than maintaining a one-script-fits-all UMDL that is
in fact tested for only one of the scenario.
That being said, if we ever have interest from Ubuntu, CentOS or any other
communities, we should definitively look into making the UMDL and crawler as
re-usable as possible for them, but keeping the distro-specific bits separated.
I thought rsync was added for speed versus Ubuntu and that we actually
use it a lot on the crawlers... because that is the reason we needed
to move the memory usage up.. it uses a lot of memory but takes a lot
shorter period to 'crawl' or am I conflating two different things?
Also the CentOS guys have expressed interest in using mirrormanager in
the past (like 6-9 months ago?) but I don't know their present
Looking forward hearing your thoughts about these points and questions,
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Stephen J Smoogen.