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Re: disable akonadi

One thing that I always find amusing is when people start whingeing about performance then you see a statement like I use chrome  with 20 to 50 tabs open what justification have you got for WAISTING so many resources on browser tabs  I find it laughable I have not had ONE person come back with a valid excuse for such waste yet maybe you will do better I doubt it thou .

Pete .

On Sun, 2 Sep 2018, 03:53 Draciron Smith, <draciron@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My normal desktop is Chrome with 20-50 tabs open, on this machine it's KDE 4 so I had to switch to Open Office as Office Libre was super unstable. I often have 7  to 10 documents open at same time as those Chrome tabs, plus a Kate session with 3-10 docs in the Kate session plus misc apps such as Dolphin, Krusader, Kconvert, Audacity, perhaps a few FF tabs and so on. I do that on 4 gigs of ram and have for years. 

On the first machine machine I put KDE 5 on, it only has 2 gigs of ram and 2 gig swap partition. It's sort of reflex for me to create swap partition same size as ram. In hindsight I probably should have gone with a 4 gig swap partition. With Akondi running it will even if I'm doing nothing on that machine I will hear it start churning several hours after I boot it. If I start putting a load on it then it craters rather quickly. 

That's the thing. I am not using ANY Akondi agents. I use webmail clients for email, my phone is my contact manager, I never use Knotes or any other Akondi enabled apps. 

Since I disabled Akondi I have no problem having several Office Libre documents open at the same time as a dozen Chrome or FF tabs including several that use Flash, as well as 2 to 5 PDF files open, Clemintine, perhaps a Krusader or a few Dolphin windows and a Konsole session. I always have a Konsole window open. First thing I do when I reboot. Since disabling Akondi the only time I reboot is normal Kernel update reboots. Prior that I might get a day or two before having to reboot, usually a cold boot using the power button because it's churning so bad I can't even get to a console window or SSH in to bring the machine down gracefully. 

On this machine SSh server is running and I took down some stuff like Samba and MySQL and I had Barrios installed but it was too heavy on resources for my liking on this machine so I removed it. My original intent with this machine was to essentially a jukebox and once I'm done figuring out if I can continue using KDE or am going to be forced to switched to XFCE  I will be building a few newer machines and this will go back to being primarily a jukebox. My old Mac died however and I had to offload what I normally do on the Mac to this 2 gig machine and with Akondi disabled it's a little slow despite being a 7 year old Emachine that was low end even 7 years ago, but gets the job done. I had 1.5 gigs of Ram consumed before I opened ANYTHING with Akondi running. It essentially turned a 2 gig machine into a half gig machine. 

I'll agree with you on FF being more memory intensive. In fact is has a rather large memory leak somewhere, especially when dealing with Flash websites.  Which is the primary reason I switched to Chrome as primary browser about 5 years ago. I still use FF for plugins that Chrome doesn't have such as downloading videos, for secondary email accounts, things like that. I don't usually leave it continuously running like I do Chrome which stays up from about 10 seconds after I reboot until I reboot again or after 2 or 3 months I might kill it and restart it to recover memory lost to memory leaks if a kernel update hasn't forced me to reboot in a few months.  All my machines run 24/7. 

On Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 11:56 AM René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Saturday September 01 2018 10:34:02 Draciron Smith wrote:

> The difference is night and day for me.  I'll get an app open, maybe a
> music player, maybe a web browser. Open a 2nd app and the machine starts
> churning. If I don't head strait for a konsole window and kill Akondi
> processes I will wind up mashing the power button as it locks up so hard I

Something is definitely wrong there. What Akonadi agents are or were you using that blocked the machine to such an extent? It doesn't make sense that they would consume more resources than FF or Chrome running a full-blown session (FF is worse in terms of RAM usage than Chrome these days)...
I'm tempted to ask if you have a sufficiently large swap partition but you must because otherwise I don't see how one could run FF/Chrome plus LibreOffice with a bunch of documents open.