disable akonadi

Pete Nikolic pg.nikolic1 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 09:57:18 BST 2018

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 at gmail.com> 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 at gmail.com>
> 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.
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