On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 20:31, Mihael Pranjić email@example.com wrote:
Is it just me or are most of the arch mirrors outdated/slow-syncing? I sync every hour and its always the same. When there is a KDE update or so all the mirrors get outdated. This was a problem with the old mirroring scheme, and to me it seems to be the same now. Is this a problem with few Tier-1 mirrors or is archlinux.org still overstrained when there are huge updates?
Not all mirrors switched to multi-tier scheme yet, however these are limited in bandwidth compared to tier1 mirrors, so syncing from tier 1 mirror should not be slow. According to mirror status page  the delay for manyof mirrors is not that bad, however I did not check these numbers during major repo updates.
I am ready to set up rsync and allow 10-20 mirrors (start with 10 and see how it works with the bandwidth) in Europe, preferred Germany - if this can help us get our mirrors synced fast even with such updates.
We already have 2 tier1 mirrors in Germany and 1 in UK, so I don't know if there is a need for another one, so feedback from potential tier2 mirrors would be welcome.
I think a bleeding-edge linux distribution should definitely not have issues with slow syncs. When there is a security update or an update like KDE it should be out there as fast as possible, no matter which mirror you use.
Do you suggest to increase sync time to less than 1 hour? Perhaps we could try that.
To every mirror admin subscribed to this list: please voice your opinion on the issues raised in this mail. Since you are the guys that provide the service - it is important for us to provide you with possibilities to make it better.