Understanding the time command

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at koseoglu.org
Mon Aug 16 08:26:52 UTC 2010

On 16 August 2010 02:24, Gary Jarrel <garyjarrel at gmail.com> wrote:
> It tends to feel slower than my other machine, eg, in place like
> opening Eclipse for example System A takes about 10 seconds longer
> than on System B.... It seems to sit there and do nothing for about 10
> seconds then Eclipse splash pops up and starts loading. I also find
> the system moving around through folders in the home directory slower
> and not as responsive as System B. Just doesn't feel like it's
> performing to it's hardware specifications.
Do your A & B have identical hardware? Try checking the disk speeds
with hdparm or bonnie++ if you want to have very detailed reports.

Eclipse loading slower points to disk I/O or lack of RAM (which leads
to swapping, which points to disk I/O) assuming that your projects are
reasonably sizeable.

Hakan (m1fcj) - http://www.hititgunesi.org

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