[erlang-questions] erl REALLY slow to startup

Lev Walkin <>
Tue Nov 27 05:58:21 CET 2007


Andrew Arrow wrote:
> I've been typing erl at the prompt and waiting about 20 seconds before
> I get into the Erlang shell on my MacBook 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
> machine.  I thought this was normal because it's the only place I have
> ever used Erlang.  But today I tried it from a MacBook Pro 2.85 GHz
> Intel Core 2 Duo machine and it started up immediately!  Is there
> anything I can do to get it to work like that on the MacBook?

You might have a failing hard drive. Check the SMART status using Onyx.

-- 
vlm



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