Re: PROPOSAL: GNOME Volume Manager for GNOME 2.8

On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 14:04, Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 21:51:43 -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > Secondary whine - we could benefit from getting the footprint of the
> > desktop down. I wonder if reducing the number of separate processes
> > (applets, daemons, etc.) is one element of that.
> Is there any evidence this would noticeably improve things? On Linux at
> any rate the overhead of a process vs inproc component isn't really that
> large. You lose if you are doing RPCs to it obviously but just for sitting
> around waiting for events I doubt it's a big problem, especially if they
> were moved to be loaded *after* the main desktop UI is loaded.

Nah, we don't have good profiles. There is definitely per-process
overhead in the library stack though (1M heap at least, and some startup
IO and CPU).


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