Panther Maintenance Tips
Subject:   prebinding problems
Date:   2003-11-23 04:32:47
From:   F.J.
Response to: prebinding problems

Hi !

It is normal for your installation to run slower right after the prebinding has been done : its speed should greatly increase once the applications have been launched once.

Also, it is important to restart right after you have performed the pre-binding and not to use the computer while it is running.

Updating the predinding is probably the most intensive task listed on this page and, as suggested, should mainly be seen as a remedy for sluggishness. Performing it on already speedy installations will not damage them but you probably won't experience a terrific speed boost.

Also, be sure to run it on a "healthy" installation : the other maintenance tasks should be performed first.


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  • prebinding problems
    2003-11-23 17:49:21  anonymous2 [View]

    Actually the speed thankfully resumed after a reboot.
    Just to be sure, I restarted in single user mode (apple-S)
    and ran fsck and reran update_prebinding (which
    resulted in 0 successfully prebindings so it was probably

    After rebooting again, things were back to low number
    bounces before starting. Whether there is an overall
    improvement since before the prebinding, it is hard to say.