Re: Multia

Eric Youngdale (eric@sub2317.jic.com)
Sun, 3 Nov 1996 13:34:44 -0500

>Ye're right. Redhat 3.0.3 on the alphas are VERY slow. Because RH303
>didn't have dynamic linking and a lot of other things that have sped up
>since then. It's still nowhere near the speed of Digital UNIX, yet.

Technically speaking, the dynamic linking doesn't directly affect
performance. What it will do is substantially reduce memory consumption, which
can lead to less swapping, and this is what can result in the perception of
improved performance.

Nonetheless, a UDB with 24Mb is still a bit short on memory if you
are running X with Emacs, Mosaic and trying to compile things, all at once.

-Eric

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