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Hi all,<br><br>Reading your post i am feel interested in increase my laptop performance but I don't know by where start, can someone tell me?<br><br>Thank you so much in advance and regards<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">
On 5/11/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Cory Grunden</b> <<a href="mailto:cory.grunden@...">cory.grunden@...</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
> deer, list!<br>><br>> I currently try to minimize the application startup-time for my<br>> gentoo-laptop.<br>> Even with prelink it takes about one minute to start kde and all programs in<br>> autostart due to the heavy disk i/o load.
<br>> In the last days I did some tests with taking a copy of my regular /usr<br>> (ext3)<br>> dir and storing it in a squashfs file. I then mount it as loopback device<br>> on /usr. (Leaving the original copy still intact but hidden.)
<br>><br>> Those are the effects I try to achieve:<br>> 1. The filesystem has no fragmentation at all. Files in my regular /usr dir<br>> are somewhat fragmented, but not too badly.<br>> 2. It's compressed: less disk i/o and more cpu load.
<br>><br>> So far the results have been promising. With the new squashfs I'm down to<br>> around 50 secs (-16%). But at the moment my benchmark methods are quite<br>> primitve. I simply have a stopwatch nearby and meassure the time from login
<br>> to when the disk is idle again. I'm looking forward to some input on this.<br>><br>> greets<br>> Roman<br>><br>Some things that I believe help with startup time are:<br>-Os and LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--hash-style=gnu -Wl,--as-needed"
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<br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Francisco Rivas<br>Linux User (New) : #448324<br>Linux Machine (New) : 355187