Re: NEW queue backing up again -- ftpmasters, any explanation or comment?
On 13-Mar-06, 17:11 (CST), Joerg Jaspert <email@example.com> wrote:
> Brr, there was no such decision, so no need to inform anything anywhere.
> It was more a "try to not grow that fast for now, and try to remove
> stuff when you add new things". That was after the archive growing
> superfast in a very short timeframe, due to some multiple uploads of big
> packages in a row.
Such a decision is a debian level policy decision that should be
discussed with the developers, not something that the ftpmasters should
be unilaterally implementing.
At minimum, there should *absolutely* be a message to d-d-a. It
doesn't have to be a dissertation, just a quick "Because of the recent
rapid growth in the repository size, we're temporarily throttling NEW
processing to give the mirrors a chance to catch up."
 Unless the repo is simply out of disk space, in which case you
should also be making an announcement and asking for help.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net