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Re: program launch time improved?

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 06:47:09PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 06:09:10PM +0000, wrote:
>  > Has a disk, io, or some other subsystem been affected lately that would
>  > drastically improve program loadtimes from a freshly booted system (I'm
>  > amd64). Over the last few weeks, when launching my typical apps after
>  > a fresh system boot (Firefox, emacs, tclsh...) the load times until
>  > a display/s were l-o-n-g. Typical scenario would be what appeared to
>  > be an inordinate amount of disk activity before program launch. Since
>  > ~yesterday, it seems things are *dramatically* faster.
>  > 
>  > Apologies for the really subjective mail, but am curious what's changed,
>  > and this description may be enough for the people who changed [whatever]
>  > to say "That sounds like something I could have affected." Whoever the
>  > responsible people are, keep up the excellent work!
> The only thing I recall seeing was silly locking in fileassoc... so
> maybe if you have that turned on, that's it?

It's in my kernel config (which is custom, but indeed GENERIC has it
too), so perhaps? Were those changes (to bad locking) yours David? Would
you expect to see a dramatic improvement? To my mind, the perceived
improvement is just short of mind-blowing. To be fair and honest though,
the prev. performance was horrible, in my opinion.


> -- 
> David A. Holland

Brad Harder
Method Logic Digital Consulting

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