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SubjectRe: 2.1.65 slowdown?
Miquel van Smoorenburg writes:
> 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.

I searched sunsite and tsx-11 and didn't find 2.72. My LSM for 2.64
only mentions sunsite and tsx-11. Where else should I look?

Regards,

Richard....

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