abarbarian Posted August 27, 2015 Share Posted August 27, 2015 https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/libeatmydata/ I have been concerned about the time Fire Fox takes to load and run in my Arch 64. Slow is not the word for it. I chanced upon this neat program "eatmydata". now I love funkily named programs so I had to give it a whirl. Wow what a difference. FF now loads as quickly as Chromium and the web pages load nearly as fast too. I do not save any history or form information in FF and use automatic saving of bookmarks via Xmarks so I do not think I am in any danger of loosing anything important by using eatmydata. You should be aware that eatmydata carries some risk so you should only use it in circumstances where you do not mind some data loss if the universe ends suddenly. Home site https://www.flamingspork.com/projects/libeatmydata/ Man page (Ubuntu) http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/natty/man1/eatmydata.1.html A real life example Speeding up Digikam’s face recognition (with risks) However, in this case I can rebuild the entire face database should I need to, and I have about 66GB of photos to scan, plus I wanted to see just how fast this could go. So now it’s time to get a little dangerous and try Stewart Smith’s wonderfully named “libeatmydata” library which gives you a library (surprise surprise) and helper program that lets you preload an fsync() function that really only does return(0); (which, you may be interested to know, is still POSIX compliant). Now I am not 100% sure what this program does or how it affects my system.I am after all a barbarian not a geek. So if anyone can give me some guidance in plain speak I would be most grateful. Here is a screenshot of my Zim wiki, Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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