os351 on XO-1 - Browse & memory pressure

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Nov 4 17:33:58 EDT 2010

>> yum is known to just barely work and leave a lot of junk files in memory.

> Perhaps someone could produce a patch to yum to remove these junk files
> before it exits?  That would benefit all yum users, not just
> tmpfs-constrained OLPC users. 

I expect it's a feature not a bug.  On my 384K DSL link, it takes ~10 minutes 
to download the metadata.  If I type more than one yum command in a clump, I 
only pay that the first time.

"yum clean all" removes all the junk.  It's in the man page.  So will 

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