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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
On Mon, 2003-02-24 at 05:06, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> Try 4 or 8 mkfs's in parallel on a 4x box running virgin 2.4.x.

On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 03:06:53PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> You have strange ideas of typical workloads. The mkfs paralle one is a good
> one though because its also a lot better on one CPU in 2.5

The results I saw were that this did not affect 2.5 in any interesting
way and 2.4 behaved "very badly".

It's a simple way to get lots of disk io going without a complex
benchmark. There are good reasons and real workloads why things were
done to fix this.


-- wli
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