ubuntu/kubuntu is sloooooooow!

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Tue Aug 14 23:12:54 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 09:26 +0100, SteVe Cook wrote:
> Do all the distros use the same HD format?

No, at least until a while ago many used reiserfs.

> In my experience ubuntu is a tad more sluggish than other distros 
> 'straight from the box' especially in machines with <512 RAM but, after 
> twiddling things to my liking they're all much-of-a-muchness.  Those 
> that use Reiserf as their default HD format are still quick obviously

If you read the lkml link, you will find that ext3 is much more impacted
by noatime than reiserfs.

> and ubuntu does appear to need that bit more RAM compared to some other 
> distros.

Depends what you mean with "some". This is a useless comparison if you
don't compare with the exact same services they provide.

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