Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79655
Slow RedHat 8.0
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
Description of problem:
I built a brand new machine to run RedHat.
Celeron 1.7g 512mb ram. 40mb disk
I loaded it with 7.3 and it ran fine.
I upgraded to 8.0 and could get no video output so I reinstalled from scratch
and formatted the drive.
Considering this is a reasonably fast processor the machine runs slower than my
I ran the kernal and kernal boot patch and this has improved the speed a little.
The problem that I am now suffering is that Evolution takes 45 seconds to load
and nearly 30 seconds to open a new mail or reply to a received mail.
I have unsinstalled evolution and reinstalled but no difference. I have been
talking to technical for over a month now but am no nearer a solution.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
It sounds like you're seeing system-wide slowness which is more likely due to
either something in the kernel or memory leaks in applications like the panel
This is definately a kernel issue. You'll see it at it's worst with the lastest
kernel update after the slocate runs. If, for example, Mozilla is open it takes
forever to get to a new page until lots of swapping happens.
In disgust, I installed a pure Linus 2.4.20 kernel compiled with Redhat's
.config file from the latest .src.rpm. Wow.... things are
sooooooooooooooooooooo much faster... even after the slocate update.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/