[racket] DrRacket performance

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Sep 19 06:12:20 EDT 2010

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 11:34, Laurent <laurent.orseau at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 07:02, wooks . <wookiz at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I am running Racket on a Windows PC with an Ubuntu partition (10.4 or
>> whatever the latest version is called).
>> DrRacket tends to become unresponsive after it's been running for about an
>> hour (I'm talking 15 minute response time). Worse it tends to make my whole
>> system seize up. The problem seems to especially manifest if run debug.
>> I remember reporting this on Windows a while back and some other people
>> said they experienced the same. Is anybody experiencing this on Ubuntu.
> I use DrRacket both on Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows (XP and Vista), and have no
> such problem.
> I sometimes restart DrRacket but only after a few days of usage when it
> takes too much memory (generally because a dozen tabs are open).
> However I rarely use the Debug run mode.
> Maybe you can look at the memory and CPU consumption?
> Depending on what code you're running, DrRacket can be sometimes quite
> greedy on memory.

BTW, if you have installed Ubuntu inside a Windows partition (e.g. with
Wubi), it will be much slower.
I highly recommend using a separate partition.
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