From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb / cesmail.net>
>
> Bill Kelly wrote:
>> 
>> From: "Ron Jeffries" <ronjeffries / acm.org>
>>>
>>> Update:
>>>
>>> Rather than follow any of the radical solutions like new computers or
>>> formatting my hard drive, I purchased and downloaded some system
>>> cleaning tools from uniblue software.
>>>
>>> Ran them and the Ruby tests now run //faster// than Chet's machine.
>>> And for some reason, the total number of I/Os recorded has dropped
>>> from 65,000 to 25,000.
>> 
>> Wow - weird!  :D
> 
> Not really -- sounds like a fragmented drive.

I was assuming *all* the different odd slowdowns discussed on
the thread were remedied.  (Including the 15 second 
Socket.gethostbyname on localhost.)  Maybe I shouldn't assume
that.

But still, a 15x speedup just from a defrag???  That would still
fit the 'weird' category from my personal experience.  (But then,
I have zero experience with tablet PC's.)


Regards,

Bill

(The 15x figure comes from earlier on the thread where Ron was
comparing various rails tasks on his system compared to Chet's.)