[rescue] WTB various U10 stuff
Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366
patrick at zill.net
Mon May 17 15:57:03 CDT 2004
On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 05:13:51PM -0400, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 04:16:38PM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> > On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 04:59:55PM -0400, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > > I believe Jonathan has done 120gigs. I know Bill did 80 gigs (and his
> > > U5 was fast, fast, fast), and I've done 30 gigs. I would describe
> > > performance as at least adequate if you aren't going to be pushing it
> > > hard. But, I can't compare against a U5 with SCSI.
> > Definitely get one of the "server class" drives, the 7200rpm/8M-cache
> > models.
> I certainly did not do that in my U5, but I don't think my performance
> issues are caused by the disk. Of course, my U5 is a very lightly used
Can you add a second drive? I bet putting a small ATA drive and using
it for just swap would help. You might also want to run the SE
toolkit and maybe play with some kernel parameters.
> I have ideas about sticking SATA drives in a NetBSD running U5, but I
> don't know when I will feel comfortable spending that sort of money on
> something experimental like that.
SATA vs ATA is not the issue. The issue is sucky drivers. NetBSD
probably has better drivers.
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