[Rubygems-developers] Slow gem Update
drbrain at segment7.net
Sun Aug 19 02:21:32 EDT 2007
On Aug 18, 2007, at 14:28, Farhan Ahmad wrote:
> I have been looking into why 'gem update' has been taking hours
> hours on my computer to complete. Given that it's only a 700Mhz
> with 512MB RAM I still didn't think that would qualify it for such
> updates. Also, a normal system update, i.e. ArchLinux's pacman
> takes only a minute to download and parse. So, I started playing
> with the source and boiled everything down to the YAML.load call in
> source_index.rb. Later I found out that this was already being
> discussed in a few posts  on this mailing list. Ryan D.,
> thanks a
> lot for removing the reduce_specs call  because that helped with
> performance. Unfortunately, the problem is still there.
> I have looked through the mailing list archive and seen some other
> threads but can't figure out where this issue currently stands. Is
> there already a plan for rectifying this?
How much RAM is it using? I see about 120MB max with a bulk update
on OS X.
Poor workers blame their tools. Good workers build better tools. The
best workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars
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