Re: RH9 Poor performance, stability
From: Zinn (zinn_at_spam.all.people)
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 02:47:45 -0600
On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 07:30:43 -0400, General Schvantzkoph wrote:
> The problem with RH9 isn't any of the obvious things. It's not memory,
> it's not Gnome and it's not the kernel. As I stated earlier I found that
> RH9 was massively slower than RH7.3 or Mandrake 9.2 or MDK 10. My system
> is a 500MHz PIII with 512M of RAM. Gtop showed that there wasn't a memory
> problem. I built my own kernel and it made no difference. I used exactly
> the same kernel on RH7.3 and on RH9.0, the performance of RH7.3 was
> substantially better than RH9.0, my Xemacs launch test showed that 10
> copies of Xemacs launched 4X faster on 7.3 than on 9.0. It's also not
> Gnome, I was using Ximian Gnome on RH7.3 and Mandrake 9.2 and 10.0 both
> use Gnome 2.4. Mandrake 9.2 is even faster than RH7.3 and Mandrake 10.0 is
> faster still.
> It's not worth debugging the RH9.0 problem. RH9 is end of life so why
> bother installing it now. Mandrake is easy to install and it's performance
> is excellent, give it a try.
I might give it a try. But what's the deal with MandrakeClub? I'm
certainly not going to join in the near term. How much do I miss out on
by not joining? I'm a little leery about the rpm database being available
only to members. Am I going to have any hassle installing software
because I don't have access to that database?