[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Order downloads by descending max_size

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 12 22:03:31 UTC 2021

On 13/8/21 12:18 am, Charlie Sale wrote:
>>This sort is unlikely to optimal, but optimality would be much harder
>>to achieve.
> Do you have anything in mind that would be more optimal? Should I take a
> different strategy?
>> The ideal situation is to have 1 large download running to soak up
> bandwidth
> Would it be better to search for any really large packages (much larger
> than the rest), put those at the top of the
> list, and then leave everything else unsorted? Would that be too slow as
> well?

I think aiming for optimal would require too much complexity in the
ordering.  I'm happy with a plain sort if it is an improvement.

I'll run some with and without this patch and report back.  I suggest
others do too.


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