[Pythonmac-SIG] Slow python initialization

Bill Spotz wfspotz at sandia.gov
Tue Dec 13 23:53:44 CET 2005

Suspecting the hard drive, I ran Disk Utility on it from another  
startup disk.  The Disk Repair option found, among other things, a  
large number of orphaned nodes (inodes?) whose names started with  
"temp" and repaired them.  Whatever it did, it seems to have fixed my  
problem.  Thanks.

On Dec 13, 2005, at 2:21 PM, Terry Jones wrote:

> Hi Bill
>>>>>> "Bob" == Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> writes:
> Bob> I'm guessing either you have some GIGANTIC directories, bad  
> sectors on
> Bob> the disk, or that it's doing getdirentries on some remote
> Bob> filesystem.. AFP, NFS, WebDAV (or .mac) maybe?
> You might also want to bring up /Applications/Utilities/Disk  
> Utility.app
> and click on the drive (the parent of any volumes you'll see  
> listed). What
> is the S.M.A.R.T. status displayed as at the bottom?
> I don't know how to interpret the status, but if it doesn't say  
> 'Verified'
> you may have a drive problem. The above was suggested to me by a  
> friend at
> Apple when I ran into a problem perhaps related to yours. Eventually I
> found that a system .h file had some kind of disk error. It was  
> slowing and
> breaking compiles.  I moved it aside, got a copy of the file from
> elsewhere, and everything has been fine since. (My SMART status was
> Verified btw)
> Terry

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