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SubjectRe: Interactive Usage of 2.6.0.test1 worse than 2.4.21
Martin Konold <> wrote:
> Hi,
> when using 2.6.0.test1 on a high end laptop (P-IV 2.2 GHz, 1GB RAM) I notice
> very significant slowdown in interactive usage compared to 2.4.21.
> The difference is most easily seen when switching folders in kmail. While
> 2.4.21 is instantaneous 2.6.0.test1 shows the clock for about 2-3 seconds.
> I am using maildir folders on reiserfs.

There is a bug in old kmail versions wherein they do silly things if the
filesystem alleges that its optimum I/O size is much larger than 4k.

2.6's reiserfs tell applications that its optimum IO size is 128k, and the
bug bites.

Try mounting your reiserfs filesystems with the "nolargeio" option.

A `mount -o remount,nolargeio' will probably work too.

Please test that, send a report, and if it fixes it, upgrade your kmail.

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