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Re: ImageMagick / convert

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 03:17:05PM +0100, Michael Lantzen wrote:
> convert from the ImageMagick package is awfully slow on my N2100, it 
> takes about 5 minutes to convert a 8mpixel jpg from the cam to a 
> 640x480. When i loo at top then i see that convert is taking 98% 
> processor time. When i look at the top then i see that it uses only 
> about 5% user time but 95% system time. Does this mean that some kernel 
> function that convert uses is very slow on the arm version of debian?

imagemagick probably uses floating point, which is emulated in the
kernel on a lot of arm systems and hence very very slow.

Len Sorensen

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