[K12OSN] Improve loading time for OOo

Samps samps at redjocks.com
Tue Oct 12 02:21:57 UTC 2004

Jay Pfaffman wrote:
> I'm not speaking from experience, but 20 year old knowledge of unix. 
> After the first user has loaded OOo on the server, those parts should
> be in memory (as your Windows example).  So OOs should load faster for
> the 2nd and later users.

It seems like OOo is chewing up 55Mb of memory for each user who starts 
an instance of it (according to 'System monitor'), with the exception of 
first user, whose OOo ads about 65Mb to the 'used memory' tally. So I 
guess you're right in your assumption that users share parts of the 
program in memory.

> NB that the first time a user runs OOo, a script copies a bunch of
> setup stuff to their home directory, so OOo will run faster for users
> after the 1st time.

Yes, I'e noticed that it starts slightly faster on subsequent runs.... 
It still takes almost 40 seconds though.

Hardware is dual AMD Athlon XP1700 w. 1Gb SDRAM, user homes exported 
from an E-smith SME server using NFS


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