[CentOS] Yum uses too much resources

Mon Dec 25 16:48:49 UTC 2006
Aleksandar Milivojevic <alex at milivojevic.org>

Jordi Espasa Clofent wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I do a simple string search with Yum (ex. yum search *hwinfo*) my
> laptop suffers high slowness. If I open another shell-tab and execute
> top command, it shows me an extensive use of hardware resources from Yum
> (20-25% RAM and 70-85% CPU). If in the same time I'm using Firefox
> browser the performance goes down too much and even it seems the box
> it's freezed. The box become totally useless during few minutes (until
> yum command has finished or I've killed it)

Yeah, that's yum.  You should see what it does to my old Pentium MMX
laptop :-(

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