[nSLUG] will broken rsync be the demise of Gentoo?

Jason Kenney jason at ohm.ath.cx
Thu Feb 24 16:59:52 AST 2005


On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Stephen Gregory wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 03:07:17PM -0400, Jason Kenney wrote:
>>
>> And I can't see how that would help fix the problem. The problem seems to
>> be (from the original post, this is the first I've heard of this
>> problem) that rsync itself is broken somehow, so just trying to reduce the
>> things it is syncing isn't a "solution" at all.
>
> Aren't the source.tar.gz files stored under the portage tree in
> .distributed or something? I haven't used Gentoo in a while so I may
> not be remembering the setup correctly.
>
> At any rate from the origianl post I was under the impression that the
> fault was a timeout error. If rsync has to calculate and tranmit fewer
> CRCs it could alleviate the problem. The problem could also load on
> the remote end. Rsync trades CPU time for network bandwidth. If a
> client sends a large number of CRCs to check the remote machine has to
> do more work possibly causing the timeout.

The tarballs used to be stored under the /var/portage tree somewhere I 
think, but maybe that's been changed.

Either way, if the problem was "Gentoo doesn't have fast enough hardware", 
I assume that's how the problem would be described, not "rsync is broken".



Jason

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