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Bug 18128 - Open Office performance extremely sluggish when running emerge -u <pkg>
Summary: Open Office performance extremely sluggish when running emerge -u <pkg>
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Seth Chandler
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-03-24 22:08 UTC by adam morley
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:18 UTC (History)
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Description adam morley 2003-03-24 22:08:41 UTC
When I'm running emerge -u world, and using open office, open office takes
forever to do anything (like, say, open the file menu, or the file open box)

I'm wondering if this is because openoffice is gimpy.  i haven't noticed this
sluggish performance in any other software (like, say, mozilla or xmms or ssh or
whatever), but perhaps nicing the emerge subprocesses could help?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Matt Taylor 2003-03-25 19:47:28 UTC
openoffice is slow for me even when not doing anything else.  I found this info about the 2.5 kernel and it should be true for 2.4 with the O(1) scheduler and stuff too.


 The behavior of sched_yield() changed a lot.  A task that uses
  this system call should now expect to sleep for possibly a very
  long time.  Tasks that do not really desire to give up the
  processor for a while should probably not make heavy use of this
  function.  Unfortunately, some GUI programs (like Open Office)
  do make excessive use of this call and under load their
  performance is poor. 
Comment 2 Seth Chandler 2003-03-25 20:30:27 UTC
sorry fellas, this is a can't fix... 
I do some work with openoffice, but i can't go in and rip out all of the schedule calls... 
they are written that way for a reason... 
if you want your opneoffice to run better, nice --adjustment either it (down) or your 
emerges (up) 
Comment 3 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-01 09:56:10 UTC
db issue