Subject: Re: is mozilla very slow on alpha, or is mozilla-gtk2 slow everywhere?
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/01/2004 16:00:22
On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 03:57:07AM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> I finally got mozilla-gtk2-1.6nb2 to build, install, and run on my
> alpha, but I find it deathly slow.  Netscape-4.6 was faster on my
> ancient 486sx25!  My alpha is no slouch though it is currently running
> only one of its CPUs as the SMP code is currently too flaky on alpha
> with 1.6.2_RC2:
I was told that ld.elf_so on Alpha in the 1.6-STABLE branch is slow.
AFAIK this was fixed in -current after the 1.6-RELEASE. 
Maybe you should think about a upgrade to -current. This should be 
good for MP anyway.

> 	AlphaServer 4000 5/400 4MB, 400MHz, s/n NI64906T1N
> 	8192 byte page size, 2 processors.
> 	total memory = 1536 MB
If you are unhappy with this machine, send it to me. ;-)