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Re: Performance tuning the Fedora Desktop

On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 22:11, Will Cohen wrote:
> I work on performance tools at Red Hat. I have been told there is
> interest in tuning the desktop to improve performance. I have a number
> of questions to help identify the work needed in this area. I would be 
> interested in any answers that people have for the following questions.
> What is the set of software in the "Desktop" (executable names and/or
> RPM packages)?
> What specific performance problems have people observed so far in the
> desktop?  For example heavy CPU or memory usage by particular
> applications. Another example long latency between event and resulting
> action.
> What metrics were used to gauged the effect of software changes on
> performance?
> What performance tools have people used so far to identify performance
> problems with desktop applications?
> How well or poorly did the performance tools work in identifying the
> performance problem?
> Were benchmarks used to test performance of desktop applications? If
> so, what type of benchmarks were used (e.g. micro benchmarks or
> measuring the amount of time required to do something in an
> application program)?
> Were the benchmarks runnable in batch mode without human assistance?
> -Will

Here is a quick list of apps that seem to take too long to start for me:


And, from time to time, clicking on the main menu takes ages to display
the menu (where ages really mean up to 10 seconds)

Hope this helps a little...

Julien Olivier <julo altern org>

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