Poor TTF font performance on Linux with newer VM

Tony Garnock-Jones tonyg at lshift.net
Thu May 18 11:30:59 UTC 2006

I've just checked against 3.9-4 (built from source tarball from
squeakvm.org), and it's still hideously slow. So it's down to something
that changed between 3.7-7 and 3.9-4. Or perhaps CroquetPlugin or
FloatMathPlugin. Or AioPlugin or UnixOSProcess :-)


goran at krampe.se wrote:
> Hi!
> Tony Garnock-Jones <tonyg at lshift.net> wrote:
>> Thanks for that - I had suspected it might be a plugin. I've followed
>> your suggestion, and the plugin list is almost identical except for
>> OSProcess and FFI plugins.
>> I've just run "MessageTally spyOn: [3 timesRepeat: [self nextPage]]" on
>> my BookMorph. The two results are dramatically different: on the 3.7 VM,
>> 477ms for the whole thing; on the 3.9 VM, 50354ms for the whole thing! A
>> factor of 100x slower.
> Just wanted to mention that this might indeed be the issue I have been
> experiencing with the new VM in my IRCe image - I thought it had to do
> with Socket communication, but hey, it might as well be this in fact.
> regards, Göran

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