[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
> machine. 

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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