I'm having troubles on my local dev environment with Chrome since an unknown moment in the past, some request (I would say about 90% of them) are really slow, it takes about 10 secs to start transfering data.
I'm running Mac OS X (Lion, but it's been happening before) and MAMP as local web server. It also happens with Apache2+PHP5 installed through MacPorts.
It only happens on Chrome, the web server works as expected on Safari and Firefox. My about:version says this:
Google Chrome 12.0.742.122 (Official Build 91910)
I tried enabling DNS Pre-fetching but the option is gone, I'm not sure since when while it updates by itself.
My /etc/hosts looks like this:
#DEV 127.0.0.1 website1.local 127.0.0.1 website2.local