[XeTeX] Arabic prose

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Jul 2 01:20:24 CEST 2005

Am 02.07.2005 um 00:04 schrieb Bruno Voisin:

> Difficult to see any logical pattern here.

The sum of each time for the separate runs equals those from the 
combined second run.

The user times for the first and the second run are the same.

The first run spends 9 sec in Nirvana -- some unspecific system or 
kernel services were running, initiated from at least one system call, 
because the first run's system time is 50% longer than that of the 
second run.

So you have some evidence of a caching phenomenon. The time spent for 
this is outside the categories of user, system, and real time -- it's 
obviously 9 sec un-real time!

The relation of system:user times are quite the same for your slow and 
Jonathan's fast PowerBook -- comparing the absolute times your's seems 
to be too fast, at more than 1 GHz.

And yes, your eMail is something very special: marking an area and 
pressing respond cites the whole eMail and not just the marked area. (I 
am still faithful to Panther!)



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