Re: too many CD ISOs
Richard Atterer (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote on 18 April 2007 11:30:
>On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 09:02:07AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>> Reason: it's much more effective for them when users download an ISO than
>> when they use jigdo. For example the ftp.fr.debian.org admin explained me
>> that they were limited by the disk seek and not by the bandwith used by
>> the users.
>That's interesting - I hadn't heard of this kind of problem before! :-/
>Jigdo is really designed for the "no bandwidth" and/or "no disc space"
>case. But this is not a common opinion among mirror operators, or is it??
It depends on the load and set of images. If you have many
simultaneous downloads each one will be in a different point of each
file, and disk seeks will happen all the time, even if you have isos
and not packages.
For example, we're the main distributor of a Brazilian linux distro
(kurumin, based on knoppix). Right now there are 650+ downloads. If
the image didn't fit on ram the machine would collapse. This indeed
happened in the beginning :-(
I'm getting off-topic for debian-cd, this should be in the mirrors list...