Slow performance as root over SSH?
smallhand at crawblog.com
Mon Apr 14 16:32:02 UTC 2008
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 9:29 AM, Kris Kennaway <kris at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Edward Ruggeri wrote:
> > Recently, I figured to do this with portupgrade. Now, I don't allow
> > root login, so I log in as a user in the wheel group and use su. Now,
> > as root, I run: dtach -A portupgrade -a. It starts working, but
> > extremely slowly. For instance, "portsnap fetch update" takes several
> > minutes, whereas it normally is blazing fast when performed locally.
> > I can still detach, exit root, and close the SSH tunnel. I suppose
> > this is probably a dtach performance issue?
> Likely unrelated to either. There is nothing that would make root perform
> any differently than other users, and dtach only affects the terminal
> handling and not any other aspect of the system.
Well, that's what I would have expected. But then what explains the
difference in performance? The only other difference I can imagine is
that I am logging in with a wheel account and using su, rather than
logging in as root. Being something of a novice still, could that be
-- Ned Ruggeri
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