Posted on February 10, 2009 at 1:09 am

Dear yum, you suck.

While doing a template fetch onto our Virtuozzo machine.  A template fetch really just downloads every configured application (this is different from say EVERY application to create a mirror, it just downloads applications configured, and their dependencies).  So it’s running yum in download-only mode.

[[email protected] private]# vztop

vztop - 18:02:45 up 4 days, 17:30,  2 users,  load average: 1.29, 1.36, 1.28
Tasks: 372 total,   2 running, 370 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s): 13.3% us,  1.1% sy,  0.0% ni, 85.2% id,  0.1% wa,  0.1% hi,  0.2% si
Mem:  65881472k total, 22104056k used, 43777416k free,  1624648k buffers
Swap:  4192924k total,        0k used,  4192924k free, 17053276k cached

 CTID   PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND     
    0 27254 root      25   0  308m 299m 4504 R  100  0.5  46:03.17 yum          
    0 31593 root      15   0 89524 4672 2568 S    8  0.0   0:35.59 sshd

Seriously guys? 299MB?  SERIOUSLY?

Not that it really matters on this machine.  For those of you having trouble with the math, thats 64GB w/ around 42GB *free*, yes, same machine from the Serverpr0n article earlier.  It’s still annoying.  And, 100% CPU.  Doing WHAT?!  Hell if I know.  YES THATS 45 MINUTES!  At 2GHZ!

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