Subject: Re: tar makes my disks crawl.
To: Nigel Reed <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/23/2001 00:53:13

do you see the same effect if you use /dev/rst0 instead of /dev/st0?


On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 07:56:34PM -0500, Nigel Reed wrote:
> Another thing I've just noticed is that I'm getting dire disk performance
> while using tar. Again, 1.5W kernel/userland on i386 platform.
> tar cvf /dev/st0 .
> As soon as I set the command going I tried to load mutt, it loads about
> 400 messages in about 5 seconds usually, once I had set the tar going
> it look 6 seconds to load 10 mesasges.
> Typing ls -l just hands me solid for about 15 seconds before it
> displays the list.
> I'm backing up from an IDE drive to a Hp Surestore Tape 2000. Here is
> the complete dmesg for my system