terrible performance in 6.1beta4

Francisco Reyes lists at stringsutils.com
Sat Apr 8 21:34:52 UTC 2006

Kris Kennaway writes:

> Well there you go then..you're trying to access a file that is larger
> than RAM, so naturally you won't be able to fit it all in RAM, and
> with 1GB less RAM in your system you'll spend much more time reading
> bits of it from disk and later throwing them away.

Not to mention the old system has SCSI and the new one has SATA.
The poster didn't mention, but if the SCSI are 10K rpm or 15K rpm and the 
SATA are 7,200 rpm.. the SATA disks don't stand a chance.. specially with 
less memory.

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