[aur-general] Why is aur.archlinux.org so slow? :(

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 07:33:02 EDT 2010

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Evangelos Foutras <foutrelis at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Evangelos Foutras <foutrelis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Philipp Überbacher
>> <hollunder at lavabit.com> wrote:
>>> Excerpts from Sven-Hendrik Haase's message of 2010-09-10 01:27:39 +0200:
>>>>  Whenever I try uploading a reasonably large package to
>>>> aur.archlinux.org, my average speed is around 500KB/s. This appears to
>>>> be an artificial limitation since a server would have at least
>>>> 10/10MBits uplink. I therefore request the speed limit to be disabled in
>>>> order to be able to upload large packages with all available bandwidth
>>>> to increase productivity.
>>>> Or is there a reason for the limit?
>>>> -- Sven-Hendrik
>>> Maybe I misunderstand something here, but my average upload to AUR is
>>> 600 Bytes, so the speed really doesn't matter. What do you upload there?
>>> --
>>> Philipp
>>> --
>>> "Wir stehen selbst enttäuscht und sehn betroffen / Den Vorhang zu
>>> und alle Fragen offen." Bertolt Brecht, Der gute Mensch von Sezuan
>> Binary packages like sage-mathematics (over a GiB for both architectures).
> Looks like my message was misunderstood. I was referring to binary
> packages that get uploaded to [community]. These uploads are handled
> by the aur.archlinux.org server, which also happens to host the AUR.
> However, the AUR is not involved in this process, as uploads to
> [community] are done via SSH.
> The issue discussed in this thread is the fact that the server seems
> to have a bandwidth cap and thus uploads to it are restricted to
> ~500kB/s.

are you sure about this? Isn't it related to your connection, how many
hubs it uses and the way it travels to the other side of the ocean?
I remember that before I moved houses last December I got a reasonable
upspeed (I think it was faster than 500 kB/s but I'm not sure),
nowadays I most of the time don't even come close to 500 kB/s. I
usually blame my connection for it. Well, you would have to ask one of
the server guys, they probably know better, I'm not sure they read
this list.


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