This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Up late, woken by the phone: bother. Misc. house
cleaning, played in the garden with babes. Lunch, out to
Marshal's in Cambridge, admired various Zafiras & on to
the Toyota garage - still very taken with the Corolla Verso,
setup a test drive.
- Back, peeled potatoes, slugged in the garden reading
various car specs. J. out to baby-sit, poked at memprof: added
a 'Record' button to stop the real-time event spew from OO.o
long enough to actually analyse the profile carefully.
- Started to read the particular framework/config
hot-spot I'd identified, I hadn't believed the reports of
quite how tangled OO.o's configmgr is, until I started to
trace it, and it's quite amazing. Also, at every opportunity
- a lock is taken; I'm sure ORBit2's locking is too granular
we have oh, 5 or 6 locks in there where 1 would be rather
better, but this takes the biscuit: tons of per-object
(recursive) locks being taken & released at any &
every opportunity - as well as (of course) the ubiquitous
(slow) interlocked ref-counting. And I'd put good money on
it all being wasted due to serialization by one or other of
the locked pieces.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (email@example.com)