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SubjectRe: (disk/cpu) kernel performance problem

On Mon, 26 Jul 1999 20:37:26 -0700 (PDT), Gerald Aigner
<> said:

>> If disk I/O were infinitely slow, CPU usage would be 0%,
>> but that's not a Good Thing, is it..
> 45% is the amount of time the kernel spends in loading data from disk.

Umm, you _have_ enabled IDE DMA, haven't you, either by hdparm -d or by
enabling it by default in the kernel? 45% seems rather high unless
you're using polling transfers.


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