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For some strange reason it does work when I rename the symlink to S01hdspeedup
Anyone??? can I only create Sxx scripts in the rcx.d dir's and why is that??? (I was thinking the letter S and the numbers were to set the startup sequence like S01scriptname is started before S99scriptname and something like T12scriptname would be started after S99scriptname)
I increased the amount of swap space and the performance of my distribution dramatically increased, visibly. I was using 20megs swap space and I could see linux always working my hard-drive, now I give it about 120 megs swap space and the performance has dramatically increased.
I run a Pentiun 166 with a Maxtor 54098U8 with is a 40GB harddisk. (Nice detail: BIOS and W98 only sees the first 8.4 Gb, LInux can adress it all). Maxtor claims it uses
ATA-5/Ultra DMA 66 and can reach read-speeds of 66,7 MB/s. But I can't squeeze more than 5.5 - 6 MB/s out of it, as reported with hdparm. I've tried a lot of optimalization-scemes. Any good ideas or should I just buy a new computer? (I'm going to do that anyway).
Yes, I did. My kernel supports IDE-DMA and I tried all kinds of PIO, but I fear that my motherboard has an old IDE interface. Right now I cannot try anything, 'cause I'm in office, but the -c 1 and the -d 1 settings almost doubles the hard disk speed (normally 3 MB/s). But that's not much compared to the speeds Maxtor promises.
Thanks for your reply and I hope you or someone else has any good ideas.
With an old motherboard / IDE interface I guess its perhaps time to look for a new one???
Because it seems a shame that you use such a fast disk on just a P166, maybe we'll trade *smile* you get my 3GB harddisk with atleast 9MB/sec and I'll take the maxtor
Yeah, I guess you're right, but I was hoping to use this machine as a file-server in the future. I think I'll put a old disk in it and make a nice and humble fire-wall/multicaster/whatever out of it (sigh). Although it was a good machine, and it ran XWindow with Gnome/KDE2 quite fast.