Just as the question title says. I try to use yum to update/install new stuff. The thing is that this didn't happen before and has been happening recently. The things happen when i try to use yum to install something new or update:
-yum runs and downloads the repository data
-it reads the data
-cpu gets used up completely but everything is working so far
-memory gets consumed at an alarmingly fast rate (even swap + 1 GB swap file gets consumed)
-system hangs if i don't terminate yum
Any ideas on what could be happening?