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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.6.0 - Watchdog patches (BK consistency checks)
    On Tue, Dec 30 at 13:13, Andy Isaacson wrote:
    >On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 08:36:15AM -0500, Ed Tomlinson wrote:
    >The consistency check definitely should not take 15 minutes. It should
    >be (much) less than 30 seconds. What is the hardware you're running on?
    >I'm running on an Athlon 2 GHz (XP 2400+) with 512MB and a 7200RPM IDE
    >disk, and I can do a complete clone (with full data copy and consistency
    >check) of the 2.4 tree in 1:40. That was with cold caches; with the
    >sfile copies and "checkout:get", a half-gig isn't enough to cache
    >everything. The consistency check is about 19 seconds (bk -r check -acv).

    For what it is worth:

    AMD Duron 950MHz, 768MB RAM
    7200RPM 80GB Quantum Viper IDE drive, 26% full

    phat-penguin:~/src/linux-2.5> time bk -r check -acv
    100% |=================================================================| OK
    42.710u 5.770s 2:04.63 38.8% 0+0k 0+0io 74078pf+0w

    over 2 minutes of wall time, 42 seconds of "user" time... (if I'm reading it right), without primed disk caches.

    The 2nd run, half a minute later:

    phat-penguin:~/src/linux-2.5> time bk -r check -acv
    100% |=================================================================| OK
    41.900u 3.080s 0:45.53 98.7% 0+0k 0+0io 74078pf+0w

    ...would appear to show that BK's checksumming, on my system, is
    constrained near 41 seconds of calculation time, and the difference
    between the user and the wall-clock time is basically time spent
    waiting for the disk to do all its reads.

    I guess in that case, it'd be interesting to see what the user and
    wall times were for the original poster who reported a 15+ minute
    integrity check.


    Eric D. Mudama

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