[wellylug] Limiting bandwidth used by Debian upgrade
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Thu Aug 4 12:09:54 NZST 2005
On Thu, 04 Aug 2005 09:50, Matt Brown wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 09:45 +1200, David Antliff wrote:
> > # trickle -s -d 10 apt-get dist-upgrade
> The subtlety with this method is that if apt restarts any daemons they
> are child processes of trickle and are hence rate limited to 10kbps (or
> whatever you chose).
For the record, I am using
trickle -s -d 10 -t 0.05 apt-get -d [upgrade or install or update]
and this helps a lot, though I think I will experiment a little more to find
out exactly the right parameters. Note the -t 0.05 is necessary to "smooth"
out the bursts of network activity. I still haven't figured out the
difference between running trickle with a daemon or standalone (-s); I
suspect that there's no need for a daemon when you're only running one
> You can get around this by using two steps.
> trickle -d $KBPS apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade && apt-get
> Matt Brown
> matt at mattb.net.nz
> Mob +64 275 611 544 www.mattb.net.nz
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