groan: installation

Jeff Sturm jsturm@one-point.com
Sun Nov 3 16:50:00 GMT 2002


On 3 Nov 2002, Nic Ferrier wrote:
> I get the same thing but also with the install.sh calls. In my case
> the installation is copying a file from one filesystem to another so
> the disc driver is getting involved there, I guess that's why it's
> slow.

On what OS?  The Linux kernel delays writing metadata unless you mount
with the `sync' option.  Windows OTOH is horribly slow at creat/unlink
calls (or whatever they are called in win32).

Jeff



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