Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Re: Source packages appropriate by default?

On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 10:59:41PM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> Has any work been done on concurrent requests? That would likely be
> pretty broadly useful, not just for cloud images.

AIUI, apt-get already supports concurrent requests, but only to
diffferent servers at once. From my understanding of the code, queueing
in a way to handle multiple concurrent requests to the same server has
some internal API but isn't implemented.

I believe that S3 is higher latency than normal as a consequence of its
higher resiliency, and that you're "supposed" to use parallelism to
improve performance.

I do hope to enhance apt-get, but it's quite involved so haven't found
enough time for it yet.

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