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SubjectRe: syslog full of kernel BUGS, frequent intermittent instability
On Sat, 2003-03-01 14:55:58 +0000, John Bradford <john@grabjohn.com>
wrote in message <200303011455.h21EtwhU000402@81-2-122-30.bradfords.org.uk>:
> > It's the mandrake default AFAIK. I don't know what all that stuff is,
> > so I don't mess with it. My installation does "feel" bloated (very
> > unscientific opinion): it "feels" much less responsive in the GUI
>
> /dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults 1 1
>
> which you can change to
>
> /dev/hda2 / ext3 defaults, noatime 1 1
you loose -----^

> This is a bit off-topic, but in my experience is about the best way to
> increase performance on old, (and not so old), hardware, apart from
> compiling a custom kernel. Without noatime, every time you read a
> file, the current date and time is written to the disk. With noatime,
> it's only recorded for a write. Almost no programs use the access
> time data.

Except some email clients...

MfG, JBG

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