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

Lukáš Jirkovský l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 08:26:06 EDT 2010

On 10 September 2010 13:33, Ronald van Haren <pressh at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Ronald

I'm pretty sure it was faster when I was uploading a file but it
wasn't anywhere near to my top upload speed so there is certainly some
limit. I'll test the speed when I get access to the archlinux.org page
because I don't want to fill community with orphans.


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