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SubjectRe: cdrecord from ext3
"J . A . Magallon" wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I have found a strange problem using cdrecord from an ext3 partition.
> When burning a cd image (about 500Mb), with cdrecord -v to see some info,
> after about 150Mb the percentage of fifo filled begins to drop, until the
> burning fails. I though it was related to some buffer/cache issue, but
> then I just copied the image to an ext2 partition (so the cache still
> filled more, just reaching my ram size), and burnt perfect from the
> ext2 partition.
>
> So it looks like ext3 can not give a sustained read rate (not so much,
> burning was at 8x). Fifo from ext2 never dropped below 99%.
>
> Is this a bug or the answer is just 'never toast from a journaled fs' ?

The ext3 read paths are basically identical to ext2. The whole
journalling thing only gets involved with writes.

> Kernel: 2.4.13-ac5+bproc, controller is an Adaptec
>

bproc? scyld distributed process thing, or something else?

Something strange is happening. Could you please investigate
further? For example:

dd if=/dev/zero of=foo bs-1024k count=600
time cat foo > /dev/null

How long does the `cat' take on ext2 and ext3?

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