On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 10:50:47PM -0400, Paul wrote:
It was almost certainly what I said above. Too bad you weren't able
to follow through with it.
I was running the make depend for over 1 hour and it showed no end in
sight. I figured to run that to the finish and the full make it might
have taken all day so I really had no choice :)
Odd, I suspect you were doing more than just building a kernel, which
only takes a few minutes to build completely (even on a quota-enabled
I will test this and see if it fixes the problem and confirm if this
is the culprit (or not).
I am surprised to hear this is all a function of the Quota problem
you mention. I suppose nobody is using this anymore or is there a
better system being used?
It's just a left-over from the post-4.x SMP rewrite that didn't get
addressed until recently. In the grand scheme of things quotas are
relatively infrequently used, so it was a higher priority for the
developers to work on other things first. As I mentioned, fixing this
performance problem with quotas has now been completed in 7.0 and it
will probably make it back into 6.x before 6.3.