Re: On the cost of libraries

Alan Cox <alan redhat com> writes: 
> Nautilus spends most of its time on an Athlon550 running bonobo-ui code
> when starting up to an empty directory view. The link overhead is visible
> (0.2 seconds or so) but fixing bonobo-ui would be a much bigger win.
> There is a disk cost - mostly from paging being fair randomly ordered and
> there groping the code would help because linear page load is about 25Mbytes
> per second while random on a modern ide disk is closer to 3 or 4 and can be
> worse.

This would also explain the instant-restart I guess, because on
restart no windows are open, just the desktop needs starting (no

Lots of recent bonobo-ui fixes though - maybe it's finally fixed


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