Recently I've noticed that there is a little problem with file transfers on one of my servers. It's Pentium I (MMX, 233MHz) thus it has never been rapidly fast, but used to be operate at ~6MB/s on LAN. Now it's hardly ~2MB/s. Few days ago I've upgraded to the latest available stable kernel, 18.104.22.168 from 2.4.36. Some things are faster (i.e. mplayer in XFree86), but this seems to be not one of them. I'm not sure if this issue has anything to to with the kernel upgrade.
I use proftpd for file transfers:
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
7360 stringz 20 0 4144 2020 1380 R 87.6 1.6 2:58.89 proftpd
Also tried vsftpd, same results in `top` and a dmesg warning:
warning: `vsftpd' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy support in use)
What does this mean?
Has anyone had this?
Before you ask: DMA is ENABLED:
# hdparm /dev/hda
multcount = 16 (on)
IO_support = 1 (32-bit)
unmaskirq = 1 (on)
using_dma = 1 (on)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 256 (on)
geometry = 26310/16/63, sectors = 26520480, start = 0
Thanks in advance