Subject: Re: Why my life is sucking.
To: NetBSD current-users mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julian Coleman <email@example.com>
Date: 01/15/2001 20:46:47
> The first problem came when I raid1'd the two partitions together. Every-
> thing performs admirably except when it comes to extracting something
> like pkgsrc.tar.gz. mkdir(2) calls consume 3500 I/O's and take 17 seconds
> to complete, most of the time:
> nlager# time mkdir foo
> 0.0u 0.6s 0:17.72 3.8% 0+0k 3687+7io 0pf+0w
Not much to say here apart from "me too". I put a pair of 9GB disks into a
Sparc 4/330 and used about 7G as a raid 1 set. About 60% through a restore
things ran really slowly - each file would take maybe 10-20 seconds to
appear. During this time, there was constant disk activity on one or the
other raid disk. I haven't had a chance to repeat this, as the box is my
main NFS/dialup machine and I wanted to get it back into use.
> The kernel in question is a GENERIC 1.5 with the raid stuff linked in. The
> userland is also generic 1.5 from ftp.netbsd.org.
I'm also using 1.5, although my kernel is somewhat trimmed down.
My other computer also runs NetBSD