Re: [Evolution] Evolution ghastly slow.

On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 6:23 PM, MHR <mhullrich gmail com> wrote:
On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan <poc usb ve> wrote:

It's important to say what *kind* of folder. Is it local or remote? If
local, is it an mbox and if so how big is it? Has it been expunged
(compacted) recently? It might also be relevant to know something about
the disk and filesystem the folder is on, e.g. a USB-conected external
disk versus a local SCSI disk, an ext3 filesystem versus a FUSE
filesystem such as NTFS-3g. If the folder is remote, what kind of server
is it? When you say sometimes it's quick but mostly it's slow, are you
talking about the same folder or different ones? Is there any
correlation with how long the Evo session has been running?


All folders are local and in the default (mbox) format.

I have Evo set to delete trashed messages on exit, but I haven't
formally expunged them.

The disk is a Seagate 300GB SATA internal drive with a 230GB ext3
partition/file system for /home.

The quick times seem to be different folders from the slow ones, but
sometimes even the slow ones are pretty fast (usually not right away
but after a few saves, though this is not an empirical measurement).

This starts as soon as Evo comes up (usually shortly after a reboot,
which is rare), and I rarely close or restart Evo unless I'm

Does that help?  Let me know if you need more info.

I just timed a small email message save to a local sub-subfolder of my
main local folder: 16-17 seconds.  This is a small email message being
saved to a 62MB folder.

I noticed that I seem to have a number of ev-summary-met files for
folders that no longer exist - could this be related?


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