[Rubygems-developers] Updating source index is slow

Mauricio Fernández batsman.geo at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 10 08:21:53 EST 2004

On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 01:11:16PM +0000, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:
> A quick glance through the code suggests that it doesn't try to use
> compression by default. HTTP headers like:
>  "accept-encoding" => "gzip;q=1.0, " + "identity; q=0.5, " + "*;q=0 "
> which we can handle with things in the standard library now, something like:

The stats indicate the following:

yaml.Z   7178 hits  287305K  (42.87%)
yaml       94 hits   54518K  (8.13%)

Even if all the traffic associated to the index was compressed,
it would account for over 40% of the total traffic...

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