[chandler-users] Performance: comparing Intel and PowerPC versions of Chandler desktop 1.0.3 RC1 on Mac OS X 10.5.6

Rob Stearn robstearn at me.com
Wed Feb 18 11:56:44 PST 2009


Hmmm Mac OS X recommends 10% of the drive space is left free from  
virtual memory... Open activity monitor and see what the paging  
activity is?

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On Feb 18, 2009, at 7:34 PM, Graham Perrin <G.J.Perrin at bton.ac.uk>  
wrote:

>
> Spun off from <http://n2.nabble.com/-tp2341676p2348714.html>
>
> Two computers:
>
> A) Mac Mini, circa 1995, 1 GB RAM, 1.42 GHz G4 PowerPC 7447A.
> Benchmark represented by MacTracker: 783.
>
> B) MacBook Pro, 1996, 2 GB RAM, 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo T2600 (Yonah).
> Benchmark represented by MacTracker: 2635.
>
> Each computer runs Chandler desktop 1.0.3 RC1 on Mac OS X 10.5.6.
> Repositories should be close to identical; both were imported a few  
> hours
> ago from a backup.chex comprising over 48,000 records.
>
> We might expect Chandler to perform better on the newer, better  
> specified
> Intel MacBook Pro.
>
> In fact: Chandler is at least TEN TIMES AS FAST on the older low spec
> PowerPC Mac Mini!
>
> Measurements based on launch and quit times.
>
> Measurements aside, Chandler *feels* so much better on the PowerPC.
>
> I'd like to know why my Intel MacBook Pro makes Chandler so  
> horrendously
> slow. The issue might be software related, but I look first at the  
> disk:
>
>
> Mount Point :    /
> Capacity :    92.8 GB (99,686,268,928 Bytes)
> Format :    Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
> Available :    3.6 GB (3,894,751,232 Bytes)
> Owners Enabled :    Yes
> Used :    89.2 GB (95,791,517,696 Bytes)
> Number of Folders :    366,114
> Number of Files :    2,192,277
>
>
> Not a great deal of free space, true, but all free space was  
> recently made
> contiguous (using iDefrag).
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Does Berkeley DB or Python require more than my MacBook Pro can offer?
>
> TIA
> Graham
>
> References, mostly relating to the Intel:
>
> <https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12633>
> <https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12672>
> <https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12725>
> <https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12726>
>
> Relating to the PowerPC:
>
> http://n2.nabble.com/file/n2348910/Memory.png
>
> http://n2.nabble.com/file/n2348910/Statistics.png
>
> http://n2.nabble.com/file/n2348910/all%2Bprocesses%252C%2BChandler%2Bnot%2Bresponding.png
>
> http://n2.nabble.com/file/n2348910/all%2Bprocesses%252C%2BChandler%2Bresponding.png
>
> http://n2.nabble.com/file/n2348910/macmini01-open-files-and-ports.txt
> macmini01-open-files-and-ports.txt
>
> http://n2.nabble.com/file/n2348910/macmini01-transcript.txt
> macmini01-transcript.txt
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