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Swish-e on a 486DX 33Mhz with 16Mb running Redhat 6.2

From: Bas Meijer <bas(at)>
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 07:52:59 GMT
We all know that Swish-e needs lots of memory. Time however is not 
mentioned much. Normally we use modern machines, now however we used 
an old 486DX 33Mhz with 16Mb, 200 Mb swap.

We installed a full RedHat 6.2 and indexed all the documentation in /usr/doc
some 3640 files with 69738 words, we started the indexing may 12 2000.

We went for a cup of coffee.
We went for lunch.
We continued working on other stuff
We went home for the weekend
We worked another week
We went on vacation for three weeks
We waited some more...

Yesterday august 2 swish-e finally wrote its index file of 8391488 bytes.

Maybe there is room for some speed optimization ;-)

Bas Meijer & Mathieu Doorduyn

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Received on Thu Aug 3 03:56:35 2000