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Old 04-01-2001, 05:53 PM   #1
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How can I check to see if DMA is being used on my HD's?

I did a hdparm and my drives seem really slow...like 3MB/sec!

And after I check it how do I enable it?

Thank you

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Old 04-02-2001, 06:42 AM   #2
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Bizzikid,

Try:

#hdparm -c 1 -d 1 -k 1 /dev/hda

(got this from a related thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7&pagenumber=2
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Old 04-02-2001, 04:14 PM   #3
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Thank you

Thanks

That increased my speed 10X's!!!!

I still can't figure out how to make the system boot with those parameters, but I'll keep monitoring the other thread on this subject for it.

Thanks again

Bizzikid
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:39 AM   #4
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Add the command:

#hdparm -c 1 -d 1 -k 1 /dev/hda

to your rc.local file or one of the init files...


That will enable DMA when you boot.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:56 AM   #5
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You should enable DMA in the BIOS, then booting is also faster, unless your distribution changes the settings to slow again.
 
  


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