[CentOS-devel] Getting there faster

Bryan Seitz

seitz at bsd-unix.net
Sat Nov 9 00:30:18 UTC 2013

Also might help to incrementally sync as things are built ?

On Sat, Nov 09, 2013 at 01:23:19AM +0200, Anssi Johansson wrote:
> One minor change to ease the situation would be to not push everything 
> out to the mirrors at the same time, but to do it in smaller chunks.
> For example, once the rpm's are pushed to CR, those packages (and the 
> unchanged packages from a prior release) could be pushed to the new os 
> directory. Perhaps along with a note saying that the packages are here 
> only for seeding the mirror network for the eventual release and should 
> not be used yet. Repodata wouldn't need to be included at this stage. 
> The centosplus, extras etc. directories could be populated at this stage 
> as well.
> Syncing those out would take a few days. During syncing, the devs + QA 
> team would be busy spinning and testing the .isos. Once they're deemed 
> OK, they could be pushed to the master for syncing to mirrors, along 
> with the few missing packages and repodata for the os directory.
> The amount of data transferred would be the same as before. The 
> advantage of this approach is that there would be less demand for 
> bandwidth at the .iso sync stage, because the other bits were already 
> synced to most of the mirrors some days ago.
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Bryan G. Seitz

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