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Re: Parallel downloads

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: Parallel downloads
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:44:42 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.12.2 (2019-09-21)

On Sat, Nov 09, 2019 at 06:40:56PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Like I wrote, it’s not that simple (we’d first need the daemon to
> distinguish substitution jobs from other jobs, but note that there are
> also “downloads” that are actually derivation builds), and it’s not
> clear to me that it’s overall beneficial anyway: it’s not supposed to be
> faster to download 10 things in parallel from, than to
> download them sequentially.

Parallel downloading is not faster in terms of overall transfer rate

However, installing things with Guix involves downloading a lot of very
small files like derivations, and Guix spends a lot of time initiating
these downloads.

For example, I can download things at 100 megabits, but when Guix needs
to sequentially download 50 10-kilobyte files, it may take an entire

So there is a huge speedup with parallel downloading.

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