[Rubygems-developers] Slow gem Update

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Sun Aug 19 14:46:33 EDT 2007


On Aug 19, 2007, at 06:45, Farhan Ahmad wrote:
> Eric Hodel wrote:
>> On Aug 18, 2007, at 23:21, Eric Hodel wrote:
>>
>>> On Aug 18, 2007, at 14:28, Farhan Ahmad wrote:
>>>
>>>>     I have been looking into why 'gem update' has been taking hours
>>>> and hours on my computer to complete.  Given that it's only a  
>>>> 700Mhz
>>>> machine with 512MB RAM I still didn't think that would qualify it
>>>> for such
>>>> slow updates.
>>>>
>>> How much RAM is it using?  I see about 120MB max with a bulk update
>>> on OS X.
>>>
>>
>> Second data point, ~20 minutes and ~70MB resident on a machine that
>> should be at least an order of magnitude, possibly two, slower than
>> yours.
>
> Apparently, it seems that the system only has 128MB RAM instead of the
> original 512MB that I was thinking.

Try increasing the bulk theshold to something like 10000.  `gem list - 
r -B 10000`.

I'm working with Tom to get the new, fixed gem indexer installed so  
the quick index is always available.

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