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SubjectRe: IDE is still crap.. or something
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Eriksson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2001 8:11 PM
Subject: IDE is still crap.. or something

> Well, just wanted to tell you that 2.4.15 still slows down to a crawl when
> copying a 500MB file between two hard drives (running ext3). I have tried
> any of the -c -u -m -W settings in hdparm. I even applied the 2.4.14 IDE
> patch (after fixing the rejects) but no go.
> Even iptables is affected, because it takes forever to surf the internet
> from my behind-linux-firewall windows computer.
> I'm right now trying to apply the preemptive-kernel patch to 2.4.15 but it
> had some strange rejects so it will be exciting to see if it works. I get
> good response from the -ac kernel series though.

I applied the ide patch and the preemptive-kernel patch, and so far so good.
Response is up again, but I'm not sure how well I fixed the .rej files.
There were some reference to a "still_running" label that I simply
ignored... *shrug*

Btw, i run my (pretty slow) hard disks on my BP6 HPT366 controller.

| Martin Eriksson <>
| MSc CSE student, department of Computing Science
| Umeå University, Sweden

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