Subject: Re: UVM/other problems for desktop users in current?
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 12/18/2002 00:23:55
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, George Michaelson writes:
>Peter Seebach points out he has a 2.4Gz 640Mb system which is dog slow doing
>CVS. With that much memory/CPU bandwidth, there should be no problem. No?
Just 2.0Ghz. Not 2.4.
But it's an IDE drive, see...
Note that I'm doing CVS over a "mere" 640Kbps link, so there's no chance
of saturation. This machine can scp files back and forth from scratch space
all day without *any* measurable performance hit. Perhaps more interestingly,
I can run make build and be pretty well off. On the other hand, nightly dumps
get me 10 second cycle time on refreshing a Mozilla window.
What's the resource used by CVS and dump, but not by scp, make build, or
number crunching? I think it's moving heads on the disk.