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SubjectRe: - 97% wait time on IDE operations
On Saturday 26 May 2007 15:52, Paolo Ornati wrote:
> On Sat, 26 May 2007 15:05:38 +0200
> It means that the disk is slow and the CPU is fast... so while the disk
> is busy seeking and reading data the CPU has nothing to do but wait for
> it.
> Idle == CPU has nothing to do
> Waiting == CPU has nothing to do, but it will have as soon as the slow
> disk (or whatever) delivers data

> Anyway 97% is quite high... what CPU / Hard Disk do you have?
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1400MHz

> What kernel version?
> I/O scheduler? (cat /sys/block/DEVICE/queue/scheduler)
gj@puppet:~$ cat /sys/block/hda/queue/scheduler
noop anticipatory deadline [cfq]

> Filesystem?
> And what time of "operations" are you doing?
apt-get install, vmware

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