[CentOS-mirror] [CentOS-devel] irc meeting today re: 5.6/6.0

Thu Jan 20 19:59:22 UTC 2011
Jim Kusznir <jkusznir at gmail.com>

So perhaps it would make sense to release the .iso's immediately via
torrent while the mirror tree still sync's itself?  Users who want to
be "early adopters" would need to accept it would be a few days before
the package tree is available.  It would also allow the .iso's to be
released in the mirror tree after the rest of the tree is already


On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 3:35 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> On 01/18/2011 04:16 PM, Jim Kusznir wrote:
>> and sync.  Perhaps the tree without iso's should be sync'ed on the
>> mirrors first, with the iso's available only via torrents for the
>> first 24-48 hrs....
> This is perhaps something we can trial. But it would make kernel.org
> quite unhappy. Also the other problem we have is that with over a 100
> machines in 80+ DC's around the world, just seeding the .centos.org
> network takes about 2 days. We did optimise some of the routes that we
> use and have been doing regular pipeline testing to see what are the
> best sort of rsync tree's we can setup, but 2 days is realistically the
> earliest we can open msync up to external mirrors.
> Then there is the issue of non-public private mirrors rsyncing off msync
> and contesting with the public mirrors :/ Last time I checked ( and I
> accept this was a while back ) - we had about 3800 people pulling from
> msync, we dont have nearly as many public mirrors.
>> In any case, I suggest/expect that the torrent seeds/downloads would
>> not effect mirror operators or the servers themselves unless the admin
>> decided to also seed the torrent.  Of course, all mirrors would
>> benefit by offloading those users that "have to have it as soon as its
>> released".
>> Also, perhaps this would be a good time for the new mirror management
>> system?
> I know that Ralph is working on something of this nature, and there are
> atleast a couple more people helping and there have been some spike
> tests for various options. So its definitely in the pipeline, not sure
> if there is a delivery-date though.
> - KB
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