Re: [wmii] removing 9base dependency, depending on plan9port as option, switching back to sh?

From: Steffen Liebergeld <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 14:31:28 +0100

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 13:45:15 +0100, "Anselm R. Garbe" <> said:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 12:30:54PM +0100, Steffen Liebergeld wrote:
>> I'm having some performance issues anyways (also with rc). I' m
>> working on a PC I don't own, with few ram and a home-dir thats on
>> nfs. The nfs server has very poor performance, and sometimes stops
>> responding for seconds. The thing is: evertime one wants to change
>> windows or do something else, it touches the nfs-share and stops
>> responding. It got worse, so i even switched back to one of the bad
>> WMs which -because they are only one program- stay in memory and
>> stay responsive.

> Maybe it looks up the PATH $HOME/.wmii-* which is set in the wmii
> script for extern or whatever. If so, I propose that you change the
> lookup path to /tmp/$HOME or something similiar to prevent these
> issues.

I tried so, but -as I'm not root on the machine-, I installed 9base
into the userdir, and obviously there isn't enough ram to keep rc in
memory (cache) all the time. Sad but true.

I'll request a better machine on monday.

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software developer that tries to subjugate users to keep them divided
and helpless. -- Richard M. Stallman
Received on Fri Feb 24 2006 - 14:32:00 UTC

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