Subject: Re: Performance on Transmeta Crusoe
To: Lasse Kliemann <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/15/2005 16:32:42
Lasse Kliemann wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am using 2.99.11 on my notebook, a Desknote A530 with a Transmeta Crusoe 
> processor. I know that this notebook isn't the fastest one in the world, but 
> the performance was always acceptable under Linux. However, with NetBSD it 
> seems to be significantly slower in some aspects. The Crusoe is clocked around 
> 600 MHz, and I run NetBSD on an 650 MHz Athlon just fine with excelent 
> performance. Hence, I believe it must be some special issue for the Crusoe.
> In particular, Mozilla and Firefox (from Pkgsrc) are very, very slow. For one, 
> the user inteface responds with large delays. Opening a menu can take about 3 
> seconds. I first see a black recangle (where the menu is to appear) and then, 
> after some more moments, the menu pops up, finally.

You don't say how much RAM you have, firefox eats up a lot of memory, 
sounds like your processes are being swapped to disk very often