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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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