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Re: Question for Gene Heskett about slow Firefox launch



On Wednesday 17 January 2007 01:36, Ric Moore wrote:
>On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 00:22 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Tuesday 16 January 2007 11:58, John Wendel wrote:
>> >Gene Heskett wrote:
>> >
>> >In the thread "Re: How NSA access was built into Windows"
>> >
>> >
>> >I believe you will have to build a generic kernel.org kernel
>> >configured without that support, something I have underway right now,
>> >using 2.6.20-rc4.  I was amazed at the number of options I found
>> >turned on that a proper 'make oldconfig' should absolutely never have
>> >turned on.  My scripts take care of everything but grub.conf for a
>> >kernel install, so when its done all I should have to do is reboot
>> >since I'm already running 2.6.20-rc4.  Several things I found may
>> > even account for the apparent slowness of later kernels.  Things
>> > like 15 seconds to launch firefox on an xp-2800 athlon with a gig of
>> > ram?
>> >
>> >
>> >Gene,
>> >
>> >Could you share some of these "Several things I found"? I'm having
>> > the same problem with slow firefox launching on a very similar
>> > system. I'm currently running vanilla kernel 2.6.19.2.
>> >
>> >Thanks,
>> >
>> >John
>>
>> Basicly I did a make xconfig in the kernel tree I had already built
>> and was running, with an eye to getting rid of that which isn't of any
>> perceived usefullness to me.  If, as you go thru the xconfig screens
>> item by item, you read the help that pops into the lower right corner
>> of the window, and it says "if you don't know what this option does,
>> you probably don't need it, say N".  By the time I got down to the
>> bottom of 'block devices' I'll bet I'd turned off a hundred things
>> that were being built, and which had no earthly use to me, but the
>> previous 'make oldconfig' had enabled them.  With this newer compiler
>> seemingly being as slow as it it, that cut the build time by about 7
>> minutes, down to 24 IIRC, but I can recall building a kernel for this
>> machine in under 8 minutes back in the mists of time.  And the system,
>> once booted to it, does seem a bit snappier at some operations.  I
>> think I can probably cut that much more the next time I have half an
>> hour to work in an xconfig window.
>>
>> Firefox launch times?  Not a huge speedup there so far.  Sorry.
>
>Are you going to try to disable SElinux in the kernel and see what
>happens?? Ric

Already did, Ric.  Logwatch has a bunch of complaints from pam but things 
are working.  It indicated some sort of disappointment over a cron 
started amanda backup session, but the session itself ran as usual.

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