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SubjectRe: Abysmal interactive performance on 2.4.linus
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Mike Fedyk wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 11:56:42PM +0100, Frank de Lange wrote:
> [snip]
> > Seems that reiserfs is the common factor here, at least on my box. This is a 35
> > GB reiserfs filesystem, app 80% used, both large and small files.
> >
> > As said in my previous message, the numbers themselves don't mean squat. It is
> > the large delays (the fact that user+sys <<< real) which are the problem here.
> >
> > Any other magic anyone wants me to perform? Hans, you reading this?
> >
>
> Do you see/hear a lot of seeking happing during the delays?

Yup this is probably what's happening to me. I didn't think a harddrive
could do so many seeks so fast :)

> If so, your Reiser partition is probably fragmented to hell...

:(

> IIRC this problem is being looked at, check some archives of lkml or reiser...

Ok, thanks

/Martin

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

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