[CentOS] OT? File order on CentOS/Samba server
miguelmedalha at sapo.pt
Sun Jan 25 18:09:26 UTC 2009
>> Sounds like a bug in the program. Maybe it runs a separate instance for
>> each page in that mode and doesn't release any memory until it is all
>> finished. On something smaller or less complex it might not make much
>> difference, but if the memory use pushes into swap it will take much longer.
Yes, that's what it seems to me. As I said before, it starts processing
swiftly but soon each new page takes longer and longer until it crawls.
CPU time reaches 98% and the memory footprint keeps increasing untill
the end of the process. This happens even on a standalone Windows
workstation, not only over the network. I can report this to Adobe but I
don't have too much hope about the attention such a large company is
going to give to such an issue...
>> By the way, yet another really-contorted workaround would be to run
>> VMware server or virtualbox (both free) on the centos box with a windows
>> guest to get a reliable NTFS network drive. If you have resources to
>> spare on this server you could even run distiller there so you could
>> shut down the workstations as soon as the final run starts.
I thought of doing that but it really is not realistic at the moment in
my environment. It is overkill. It would be much easier to put a small
FAT32-formated partition on the server just for that purpose. The PS
files are not kept. After processing they are discarded, only the
resulting PDF is used and archived. For now I will stick with a EXT3
partition with dir_index off and use rundirex like we always did. It
works well this way: 3 to 4 minutes to render a complete publication.
Thank you for your tips. Even if I don't use them now, the information
stays. Maybe it will be needed one of these days.
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