[PlanetCCRMA] fedora machine load

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Jun 15 12:11:01 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 09:00, Peter Lutek wrote:
> greetings!
> a while ago, i switched from ccrma/fc2 to gentoo on my laptop, because of  
> the richer available repository of non-audio packages, and also the  
> ability to better customize the environment to a given set of hardware. i  
> am currently considering re-examining ccrma (on fc3), because i want to  
> spend more time making music, and less time doing sys admin.
> i still have my ccrma/fc2 hard drive, and have recently compared it to my  
> gentoo install, which is on a separate drive. here are some observations  
> (both with nothing running except the ion3 window manager and top):
> ccrma/fc2: 62 processes, 218 Mb RAM used
> gentoo: 40 processes, 54 Mb RAM used
> yes, i realize this is a simplistic comparison, but i have to think twice  
> about moving back to a system which uses almost 1/4 of my available RAM  
> when it is IDLE (i have 1Gb RAM in this machine).
> so, questions:
> is fc3 better in this respect than fc2?

Number of processes running after a stock install? I don't know,
probably not that different. The numbers 62 and 40 don't say much about
what is going on on both machines. A list of _which_ processes are
running on both would be a better start. Most probably a lot of the
processes and services in the fedora machine can be stopped safely, it
all depends on what you need (and this is something you would do once,
of course). 

> do any of you have an fc3 installation with an IDLE load as low as my  
> gentoo system?

Send us a list of the processes you are running, and/or what services
are active:
  /sbin/chkconfig --list

> i need to be able to push this machine pretty hard -- ardour recording and  
> then mixing 18 tracks AT ONCE. i can do this on the gentoo system.

-- Fernando