[CentOS] Yum uses too much resources

Mon Dec 25 19:28:36 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Mon, 2006-12-25 at 13:45 +0100, 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)
> More info about my old and loved laptop:
> * Hardware*
> Acer TravelMate 240
> 256RAM
> Celeron 2,5 Ghz
> *Software*
> CentOS 4.4 Final (totally updated at current day)
> Desktop default instalation (which means GNOME environment)
> ¿Is this behaviour "normal"? ¿What about this extensive hardware use 
> from Yum?
> I supose my laptop is an old-fashioned hardware but this behaviour did 
> not happen when I installed Ubuntu (and I did use apt to manage sofware) 
> in same machine in recent past.

You might also try RUM ...


(I am not making this stuff up :P)

It seems to do some things faster.

Johnny Hughes
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