l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2003 Jul 01 14:30

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] openoffice: annoying message and load time
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] openoffice: annoying message and load time

Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> using open office for stressful job hunting, and there are a few
> annoyances that i'd like to ask about.
> question 1
> ----------
> 1. load an .sxw document
> 2. save as .doc document
> 3. file | quit
> open office now asks me if i really want to save because there might be
> information loss in the new format.
> i don't mind being warned that i'm quiting the program with unsaved
> changes, but this warning is just useless for me.  is there a way of
> turning it off?
> question 2
> ----------
> i'm unhappy with the load time of open office.  is there any way to
> decrease load time by keeping the code segment resident in memory, even
> if i quit open office?  would setting the sticky bit on soffice.bin do
> this?

This would make a good, cheap experiment to perform. My guess is that
the sticky bit will speed the re-execution of the process if your system
is heavily loaded, but it won't speed up the re-execution if lightly
If the system is lightly loaded, the process stays in memory anyway. Only
when the memory fills up will those pages start being reused by another
process. Setting the sticky bit tells the memory manager to not reuse
code segments after the last process exits.

> pete
> --
> GPG Instructions: http://www.dirac.org/linux/gpg
> GPG Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E 70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
> _______________________________________________
> vox-tech mailing list
> vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.