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Re: debian-trivia

On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 19:29, Alexander Hvostov wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 00:52, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 09:17:00PM +0100, Geert-Jan Hut wrote:
> > > the system is reasonably fast. Dselect still uses about 10 seconds every time 
> > > I go to the 'select' screen, but otherwise it is very workable... I just 
> > 
> > That's not too bad, it takes nearly 5 on my 1.2 GHz Athlon machine!
> Just under 6 seconds here. Pentium II (Deschutes) @ 400 MHz (800
> BogoMIPS), 384 MB RAM (66 MHz SDRAM), and an overwhelmingly cool
> WD1200JB (120 GB, 8 MB buffer, ~8000 RPM, UDMA 33) hard drive. The
> bottleneck appears to be the CPU, which maxes out while parsing
> /var/lib/dpkg/*.

If the CPU were the bottleneck, the Athlon should be much faster. I
guess it's memory access, which would explain the roughly equal time for
a machine with roughly a factor 3 difference in raw CPU speed (yes, I
know the MHz don't really compare, but I'd say the difference is big
enough here.)

-- vbi

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