[rt-users] Re: Performance issues with RT3 (all versions)

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed Aug 4 09:05:25 EDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 02:09, Nate Duehr wrote:

> Athlon 2500, 512MB RAM (PC2700), Dual 7200 RPM IDE disks on opposite IDE 
> controllers (hdparm -t says the buffered read speed from the md device 
> wanders from 8 MB/s to 12 MB/s... haven't ever bothered with any bonnie++ 
> tests.)

That's pretty slow for modern equpment.  I usually see 60+MB on single
or software-mirrored scsi and 40-60MB on IDE (don't have
any raided IDE...).  Be sure you have good 80-wire cables and
you see something like:
hda: 195371568 sectors (100030 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=12161/255/63,
in dmesg.

That may not be the real problem, but it is something you
should be able to improve.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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