[lkml]   [1996]   [Jun]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: 2.2.0 wishlist
    > system performance.  I was quite horrified comparing my Sparc clone
    > (SunOS 403) which had 8MB (12ms SCSI2 in SCSI1 mode HD) versus a 8MB
    > 486/33 (10ms ISA IDE HD) ... Granted the 486 would be slower, but the
    > Sparc has a BIG problem with RAM since the kernel eats up 3 MB (whereas
    > Linux kernels take up around 1MB) However, SunOS works with swap much
    > more smoothly than the 486 box under heavy load (you can actually do
    > stuff on the sparc when the 486 is crawling).

    put a slow bus mastering isa controller on the 486 and you'll notice a
    1000% improvement in doing things while swapping... basically, IDE just
    sucks... I get better perfomance on my 486 dx2-66 with scsi than on a p90
    with IDE as soon as it starts hitting swap.

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:37    [W:0.017 / U:17.952 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site