[Xapian-discuss] Unexpected slowness

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Fri Feb 9 07:00:40 GMT 2007

On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 12:19:04PM +0200, Daniel Andersson wrote:
> so the best remedy is to make sure that the search is used once in a  
> while and to get more memory for the machine..

For a search/index server running Linux, it's probably a good idea to
disable the daily cronjob which updates the "locate" database.  This
runs updatedb which recurses the filing system, pretty effectively
flushing most of the currently cached disk blocks!


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