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SubjectRe: IDE/ATAPI in 2.5
commence  Alan Cox  quotation:
> On Sun, 2002-07-14 at 21:43, Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer wrote:
> > alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox) writes:
> > > On Sun, 2002-07-14 at 21:21, Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer wrote:
> > > > I'm running tar (the regular version not star) right now on an Athlon @
> > > > 850. The fs is ext3 and the disk is a scsi drive.
> > > > So far, tar has been running for 17 min 25 sec, and that's what top says:
> > > > CPU states: 1.7% user, 98.2% system, 0.0% nice, 0.0% idle
> > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > >
> > > Why are using PIO mode devices ?
> >
> > I'm using SCSI :
> > Jul 13 16:35:50 mcs kernel: SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
>
> Intriguing. Something horrible is happening on your system to see 98%
> system time off a bus mastering DMA controller. It should only look like
> that on things like an AHA152x

I saw something similar when I tried untarring the file, and assumed
it was due to trying to put many thousands of files into a single flat
directory.

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