Bug 79655 - Slow RedHat 8.0
Slow RedHat 8.0
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
8.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2002-12-14 11:49 EST by Martin Hickling
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:17 EDT
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Description Martin Hickling 2002-12-14 11:49:51 EST
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
1g celeron.

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.

Martin


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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-29 03:44:17 EST
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
Comment 2 Jeff Gustafson 2003-01-28 00:31:13 EST
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.
Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:17 EDT
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
persists.

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/

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