[vlc-devel] Re: launch time
stippi at yellowbites.com
Thu Jan 30 12:14:26 CET 2003
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2003, Stephan Assmus wrote:
> > one major regression from the 0.4.x to the current tree is launch
> > time.
> > On my BeOS box, vlc-0.4.6 launches in about 0.5 secs. I compiled
> > 0.5.0
> > with about the same options, but the launch time increased to more
> > than
> > 6 seconds. This is of course absolutely unacceptable for a media
> > player
> > (or for any BeOS application). What could be causing this delay?
> > The
> > CPU is rather unimpressed during the launch, so I would guess it is
> > disk activity. Could it be the reading of the config file or the
> > plugins? But even with plugins linked into the executable it has
> > this
> > huge delay. How does 0.5.0 perform on other platforms (compared to
> > 0.4.x)?
> I think it is related to the tree browsing. When you compiled vlc
> all modules built-in, did you try to put the binary alone in a
> folder ? Because AFAIK it will scan sybdirectories anyway. Also, how
> much time does it take to launch vlc in cleaned test-* packages ?
With the test3 release from you, it is still unacceptably slow (>4s on
this machine, P3 800). I haven't tried a build without plugins in a
> Start-up time of vlc in a compiled tree is also a bit slow on linux
BFS is much slower than ReiserFS for scanning many small files. That
could make it even worse on BeOS.
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