Emacs 21.2 extremely slow start

Wouter Van Hemel wouter at pair.com
Sat Jan 18 20:41:26 PST 2003


On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Dag Gruneau wrote:

> Billy O'Connor wrote:
>
> > lfsbill at wlmcs.com (Bill's LFS Login) writes:
> >
> >>> > Try emacs -q on both systems and see if there's a difference.
> >>>
> >>> Good thought, but the same remains:
> >>>
> >>> root:/usr/src/lfs-extra/emacs-21.2# time emacs -q --kill
> >>>
> >>> real    0m5.119s
> >>> user    0m0.070s
> >>> sys     0m0.040s
> >>
>
> Thanks for your ideas but I have been through them.
> When look at the times again I realize real should equal sys+user
> if emacs was busy. Somewhere emacs must do a blocking call during
> init.
>
> Do you know how to diagnotic such a thing?
>

Sniff/check your network, outgoing packets. Sounds like a dns problem, I
noticed similar problems with several programs when I had a network outage
and my dns server was unreachable.

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