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SubjectRe: 2.1.65 slowdown?
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In article <Pine.LNX.3.95.971119095638.28363A-100000@chaos.analogic.com>,
Richard B. Johnson <root@chaos.analogic.com> wrote:
>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).
>[SNIPPED]
>
>Get the source code for init. Search for "sync()". Comment it out
>and re-compile.

That might help, yes. Note that sysvinit-2.72 (the latest) already does away
with the sync() in the main loop.

Mike.
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