Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU)
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 00:50:35 +1100
Hi, all. I have a perl script (latex2html, actually) which reads
lots of small input files and then writes to some output file(s). I
notice that with 2.1.65 my disc head is moving quite a bit, which
didn't happen with 2.1.62. This happens even if all the input files
are in the cache. With 2.1.62 this processing was almost silent, now
with 2.1.65 there is heaps of head movement (and the operation seems
Does anybody have any idea about what's causing this? My system is a
dual PPro with 128 MBytes of RAM and an NCR 53c875 SCSI controller.
After running latex2html a few times I still have 30 MBytes free RAM.