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SubjectRe: 2.1.65 slowdown?
On Thu, 20 Nov 1997, Richard Gooch wrote:

> Hi, all. I have a perl script (latex2html, actually) which reads
> lots of small input files and then writes to some output file(s). I
> notice that with 2.1.65 my disc head is moving quite a bit, which
> didn't happen with 2.1.62. This happens even if all the input files
> are in the cache. With 2.1.62 this processing was almost silent, now
> with 2.1.65 there is heaps of head movement (and the operation seems
> slower).

Get the source code for init. Search for "sync()". Comment it out
and re-compile.

Dick Johnson

Richard B. Johnson
Project Engineer
Analogic Corporation
Penguin : Linux version 2.1.63 on an i586 machine (66.15 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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