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Re: Processed: destruction of round-robin functionality is fucking up our mirrors and making Debian suck for many people, hence fixing this is a release-critical "wish"

On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 11:37:27PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> severity 438179 wishlist
> thanks
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 07:09:04PM +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
> > > severity 438179 serious
> > Bug#438179: Please provide a way to override RFC3484
> > Severity set to `serious' from `wishlist'
> Josip, there's been absolutely no evidence that our mirrors are
> "fucking up". If you've got some, please share it instead of taking your
> frustration out by playing with BTS serverities.

Sorry, I was actually re-reading the bug log without noticing that it was
no longer assigned to a package, rather it's now at the pseudo-package,
where the severity doesn't make all that much sense.

I've noticed that security.debian.org, which is composed of three hosts,
appears to be resolved by apts so that only one of them, steffani, gets
picked. I can't substantiate this with exact log evidence yet (there's an
outstanding RT ticket for that), but the system load on that machine is
consistently high and network speed low, whereas the other two machines
are practically idling in comparison.

I've also previously noticed that ftp.us.debian.org traffic seems to
concentrate too much on one host, too, ike.egr.msu.edu, but I've got even
less evidence there (that and other machines aren't under our control).

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