Re: [SLE] 9.1 is sloooooowwww
From: Carl William Spitzer IV (cwsiv_at_myrealbox.com)
To: SuseLynuxEnglish <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 09:03:18 -0700
On Mon, 2004-06-28 at 22:40, Michael James wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 01:11 am, Sid Boyce wrote:
> > The 2.6 kernel seems to be getting a bad reputation, root of all ills
> > etc., I've been using from 2.6.0-pre kernels onwards on SuSE 9.0 and now
> > 9.1, it's OK and much faster than 2.4.x for many of the reasons detailed
> > in several articles and it will be the reason why many enterprises
> > switch to Linux. I must see if I can find some benchmarks on google.
> > Whatever the cause, it's not likely to be the kernel unless SuSE did
> > something stupid, if they did, I've not noticed a slowdown.
> I played with the 2.6 kernel under 9.0 and it seemed faster,
> quicker to boot and more responsive.
> Module hassles drove me back to 2.4
> but I couldn't wait for the non-experimental release in 9.1.
> Something might be mis-configured, but so far 9.1 is terrible.
> Fresh vanilla install P4 2.4 Gig 1 Gig ram, nvidia 440 using nv driver.
> Applications take forever to launch,
> it can take Kmail 20 seconds to get to the next mail message
> the system can lock up solid (mouse can't move cursor) for 5 minutes
> then come good!
> I see swapd up high in top and I've got a gig of ram?
> The normal raft of apps run about 400 Meg:
> Kmail (I'm sus of that one)
> 20 Konsoles (on 10 desktops)
> xmms a luxury
> sometimes vmware dangerous
> Grip fatal
> Yes it's a lot but 9.0 (and 8.2 and 8.1) did it OK.
> If I rip some CDs using Grip and encode it with flac
> I'll be pulling the plug before the 3rd CD.
> Running System Monitor (SuSE:System:More Programs:Memory Monitor)
> shows no sign of a memory leak but inexplicable swapping.
> I see X taking a lot of resources, so I'll try dropping resolution from 24 to 16.
> 9.1 will get there eventually but right now,
> it's running with diagnostics on every desktop.
> Once it's "in the zone" it won't redraw.
> And I'm watching the trace on System Monitor
> as if it were a relative on life support.
IMHO you have done done something wrong. I get better performance on a
PII 350 with 256mb. Look into the IPv6 thread. BTW how large is your
Check your fstab. I removed the subfs experiment from both of my
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