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Re: [yast-devel] Incredibly slow YCP files parsing (after 11.1 -> 11.3 upgrade)
  • From: Katarina Machalkova <kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 14:29:09 +0200
  • Message-id: <201008191429.13516.kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>
* Stanislav Visnovsky <visnov@xxxxxxx> [Aug 19. 2010 09:42]:
Related ticket: http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=629882
Thanks to Martin for prompt fixing

Shouldn't it go out as maintenance update for 11.3?

Absolutely !

The fix of this issue is harmless (TM), so no objections against releasing
online update, but ... I still seem to be the only one affected by the
slowdown. I took my time to research bugzilla (YaST, Installation & Update
problems) to find out no similar issue has been reported yet.

Though the more pressing question is why this fix is needed at all ?
What changed ?
And why ?
And when (what other distributions are affected) ?

My laptop is fairly standard Lenovo ThinkPad T500. I've been using 11.1 on it
since the purchase 1.5 ys ago and had (apart from yast2-gtk) no hand-compiled
stuff on it. Things went downhill after upgrade to 11.3 and with YaST only, I
observed no slowdowns with other apps.
And, the weirdest thing was that calling y2base directly (ie. not via
/sbin/yast2 bash script) made YaST work with its normal speed.

No clue what might have changed and where. It can be anything from bash
through glibc up to kernel, even faulty hardware.

B.
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