[rescue] Odd SBUS cards - anyone want?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 00:58:16 CDT 2006

Bryan Gurney wrote:
> On Sun, 09 Apr 2006 22:25:33 -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
>> On my old SS5 which does mail/news duty, the primary problem with Perl is the
>> startup time. Perl actually runs fine once the interpreter comes up and the
>> script is compiled.
>> The other problem is that disk I/O is not terribly good.
> I feel your pain; I have a SS5 that I was thinking of using for a number of purposes (kickaround DB server is the primary goal), and one thing I thought of was backing up my iTunes collection in there (you know, in the "rare but still possible" case the PowerBook drive dies before the SS5's 18 GB Atlas does).  Deathly slow; I was getting 0.5 MB per second.  I was using scp for the transfer, so I'm guessing that both the 110 MHz CPU and the 10 MB per second fast SCSI bus were to blame.  I now plan on RAID-1'ing a pair of 73 GB Seagates in the Ultra 2 so it can assume that duty (the 20 MB/s SCSI bus and the two 300 MHz CPUs should take care of the two problems above).

There has to be something misconfigured there.  I've gotten better 
speeds with scp on much slower machines than that.

Peace...  Sridhar

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