[CentOS] Yum uses too much resources

Tue Dec 26 01:03:31 UTC 2006
chrism at imntv.com <chrism at imntv.com>

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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 ...

Yum!  :D