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    SubjectRe: Problem with mke2fs on huge RAID-partition
    Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com> :
    [hdparm]
    > NOTE: wrong options will hose your data! WHich is why I don't tell you
    > what to use, just look at -m -c (I use 3), -d and -X34. Again, it may bite
    > you, have backups.

    The kernel did itself the job through the "autotune" option of ide.
    /proc/ide/{hda/hdg}/settings differ only in:
    @@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
    failures 0 0 65535 rw
    file_readahead 124 0 16384 rw
    ide_scsi 0 0 1 rw
    -init_speed 69 0 69 rw
    +init_speed 12 0 69 rw
    io_32bit 3 0 3 rw
    keepsettings 0 0 1 rw
    lun 0 0 7 rw
    @@ -20,7 +20,7 @@
    multcount 0 0 16 rw
    nice1 1 0 1 rw
    nowerr 0 0 1 rw
    -number 0 0 3 rw
    +number 2 0 3 rw
    pio_mode write-only 0 255 w
    slow 0 0 1 rw
    unmaskirq 1 0 1 rw
    It can be fast: it does during raid rebuild.
    May be the machine simply dislikes me.

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    Ueimor
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