Re: Improving Nautilus startup time

On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm doing some work to improve GNOME login time.  I'm starting with the
> user-visible pieces first, Nautilus and gnome-panel.
> I wrote a little program to extract a timeline of Nautilus's startup
> from an strace log.  The first timeline is here:

Awesome graphics Federico!  Did you instrument the nautilus code,
or is it dtrace, or what?

> The big white gaps on the left of the chart are where Nautilus does a
> time-consuming process during initialization.  The bottom of the chart
> is where Nautilus finally paints the desktop.
> I think it would be pretty productive if each of a few people would grab
> one of these gaps, and tweak the hell out of it to make it shorter.
> I'm currently looking at improving the startup time of gnome-vfs-daemon.
> I suspect that this is actually the big delay we see when activating any
> bonobo server (i.e. the reason why gedit and gnome-terminal start much
> slower than, say, gnome-calculator).
> Help would be much appreciated :)

I'll try to look into the gtk_icon_cache issue, if nobody else

> Thanks,
>   Federico


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