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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] KDE plasmashell and wallpapers.
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 22:23:44
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] KDE plasmashell and wallpapers. by Wols Lists
1 Wols Lists wrote:
2 > On 24/12/19 20:33, Dale wrote:
3 >> I think it is indexing/caching/something that requires it to look at
4 >> every single file in there plus all the levels below it. If so, that
5 >> would be a huge task. Here is some info on that but I did post it a bit
6 >> ago. It was sort of nested in one of the posts.
7 > Exactly. The thing about what this developer noticed is that it is the
8 > READING THE FILES that kills the system performance. The indexing is
9 > just random noise.
10 >
11 > So once this fix gets into the system it won't matter that it's indexing
12 > - the indexing will stall waiting for the files to be read, and reading
13 > the files won't kill the system.
14 >
15 > What seems to be happening at the moment is that as plasma reads the
16 > files, linux is paging plasma out to make way for the files, then it has
17 > to drop old cache to page plasma back in, and it's just got stuck in
18 > treacle trying to "in out in out shake it all about" :-)
19 >
20 > Cheers,
21 > Wol
22 >
23 >
25 I suspect the dev that did this, has very few wallpapers or doesn't use
26 the feature at all and just has one pic he changes manually from time to
27 time.  lol 
29 Maybe later on it will be fixed.  It only took a couple years for them
30 to add anything non-random anyway.  For ages, it was random and nothing
31 else.  I just don't have the energy right now to add several thousand
32 directories to the dialog one at a time.  o_O 
34 At least we figured out what the problem is.  That's a start I guess.  ;-)
36 Dale
38 :-)  :-) 


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