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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.7-10smp i686)
Description of problem:
Compared with 7.2 Professional, Hampton (beta 1, 7.2.90) is extremly slow to
launch. The difference is several seconds!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Hampton (beta 1) 7.2.90
Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch kcalc and time how long it takes to open.
I don't know if this is a kcalc issue, or a kernel/library/something
else-that-has-changed issue. The filessytem format has changed (ext3) so that
shouldn't be a factor.
Err ... that should have been the filesystem format hasn't changed. Typo :(
Takes less than half a second here (Athlon 1900). What CPU are you using? By any chance,
are you running low on memory?
Or are you trying to launch kcalc from a non-KDE desktop? In that case, it starts up dcop
and some other services, which takes a while.
Dual (SMP) Pentium-III 450 MHz w/512 MB. Both CPUs are reported in
/proc/cpuinfo and dmesg, so that's not a problem.
Under 7.2 Professional, it also takes maybe a second. Under Hampton it takes
several seconds more ... quite a few actually. Launching kcalc under Gnome.
Though I didn't stopwatch it, after several installs of both versions, I
confirmed the behaviour several times.
Tested on a freshly booted system with tons of free memory.
Then it's just the time needed to start up dcop and other services. There's nothing that
can be done about this, other than using prelink.