[Lazarus] Timing of all compiler options on slow machines

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Thu Aug 22 13:50:12 CEST 2013

On 8/22/2013 06:58, Martin wrote:
> The system was particular busy (another fpc (different exe / different version)
> was running).
> - using 1 of 2 cpu => but the other was idle, so enough cpu power
> - still 1Gb of RAM free
> - but it would have prevented anything useful being in the OS disc cache because
> it accesses plenty of other files
> Everything on my system react nice and fine, except that tab ("other") took a
> few seconds

the possibility of slow access is why i originally requested a "please wait 
while acquiring options" popup window just to let us know what was going on... 
but if the process is going to go into a background thread, there's no real need 
for the box... even in my testing, loading lazarus with the default empty 
project and going directly to project settings -> other as quickly as i could, 
it still took some few seconds... my mouse has to walk a long way over this 
1600x1200 screen ;)

FWIW: i just spent several hours moving some large files off this machine so i 
could perform a thorough defrag of this NTFS file system... have returned the 
machine to normal operations and just tested again... consistent 15.xxx load 
times even back to back without exiting lazarus... just canceling the panel, 
re-opening it and selecting other... the drive light doesn't even blink... not 
sure what to do to make it faster... not sure that it really matters, either...

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