[CentOS] OT? File order on CentOS/Samba server

Sun Jan 25 18:09:26 UTC 2009
Miguel Medalha <miguelmedalha at sapo.pt>

>> 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.