[Digikam-users] Digikam is really slow when used with NFS and wireless

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 09:11:06 BST 2008

2008/6/5 Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie>:
> Andreas Weigl wrote:
>> Hi
>> Am Wednesday 04 June 2008 schrieb Stefanovich:
>>> I did a search and couldn't find any solutions to this. I have digikam
>>> setup to use an NFS folder as it's library. It works great when I am
>>> connected via a cat 5 cable, however whenever I switch to wireless on
>>> my laptop digikam's gets really really slow. Everything from startup
>>> to photo access. Is this simply a case of me having a slow wireless
>>> connection, or is there another issue when dealing with Digikam, nfs,
>>> and wireless all together? My transfer rates between my local network
>>> appear really fast when on wireless which makes me think that isn't
>>> the problem.
>>> Any help would be appreciated!
>> * What is the speed of your wireless network? Check with iwconfig.
>> * How much traffic do you see? A good tool is iptraf. Maybe do a wget of a
>> large file and check the speed
>> * Are you the only person using the access point?
>> * What are the mount parameters that you are using? I suggest nolock and noac.
> Could this be related to the locking of the SQLite DB which (as has been
> documented many, many times) is generally a bad thing.
> The same problems will be apparent not that FF3 uses SQLite.
> I'm not sure where it's at at the moment, but SQLite over NFS really
> needs to get a whole lot better (assuming this hasn't already happened
> and I missed it ;))
> Col


This problem have been fixed in KDE4 port to store DB file outside
photo repository and in local hardrive.


Gilles Caulier

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