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Bug 79655 - Slow RedHat 8.0
Summary: Slow RedHat 8.0
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-14 16:49 UTC by Martin Hickling
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:17 UTC

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Description Martin Hickling 2002-12-14 16:49:51 UTC
Description of problem:

I built a brand new machine to run RedHat.

Celeron 1.7g 512mb ram. 40mb disk

I loaded it with 7.3 and it ran fine. 

I upgraded to 8.0 and could get no video output so I reinstalled from scratch
and formatted the drive.

Considering this is a reasonably fast processor the machine runs slower than my
1g celeron.

I ran the kernal and kernal boot patch and this has improved the speed a little.
The problem that I am now suffering is that Evolution takes 45 seconds to load
and nearly 30 seconds to open a new mail or reply to a received mail.

I have unsinstalled evolution and reinstalled but no difference. I have been
talking to technical for over a month now but am no nearer a solution.


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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-29 08:44:17 UTC
It sounds like you're seeing system-wide slowness which is more likely due to
either something in the kernel or memory leaks in applications like the panel

Comment 2 Jeff Gustafson 2003-01-28 05:31:13 UTC
This is definately a kernel issue.  You'll see it at it's worst with the lastest
kernel update after the slocate runs.  If, for example, Mozilla is open it takes
forever to get to a new page until lots of swapping happens.  

In disgust, I installed a pure Linus 2.4.20 kernel compiled with Redhat's
.config file from the latest .src.rpm.  Wow.... things are
sooooooooooooooooooooo much faster... even after the slocate update.

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:17 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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