I have confirmed that emerge-ing iproute to your system causes kde to attack really slow. Specifically, starting a new kfclient will take 1-2 minutes. Starting KDE may take 5 minutes if network is started before kde.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install gentoo normally
2. emerge iproute
3. start a dialup session
4. attempt to open kfclient
5. Drive to starbucks -- it may be a while before it comes up.
Work around, unmerge iproute -- this is not really a long term solution.
Really slow performance for KDE.
Is this still an issue?
No response since a long time on this Bug, I am closing it with NEEDINFO, please reopen if this is still a problem.