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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test9 /-mm3 SATA siimage - bad disk performance
Prakash K. Cheemplavam wrote:

> I have a similar problem: With 2.4.22-ac3 I had 37mb/sec with my Samsung
> HD and 49MB/sec with IBM/Hitachi, now with 2.6 (all I tried, including
> test9-mm2) I had only 20mb/sec for Samsung and about 39mb/sec for the
> IBM. Motherboard is Abit NF7-S Rev2.0, as well, so same situation with
> the siimage 1.06 driver. I wanted to run some dd tests as well, but it
> is a real performance hit. Playing with readahead or other hdparm
> options didn't help either.

I get a tip from Mark Hahn to set the pci latency to 64. And wow, with
fedora 2.4.22 kernel I get then 41MB/sec with max_k_p_r 128. But,...
after copying big files I get ext3-fs erros, cannot read inode etc and a
bus error. Bumm!

Maybe it runs better with your harddrives.

Marcus

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