Subject: Re: IO ridiculously slow during newfs
To: <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/06/2001 07:39:43
On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 12:07:03PM +1000, Grant Beattie wrote:
> On 1.5.1 (both i386 and sparc), while running newfs, other IO on the
> system is ridiculously slow, to the point where `pwd' waited until
> newfs had finished (several minutes later) before it returned
> anything.

are us newfsing on the raw device, (e.g. /dev/rsd0e) or on the 
buffered one? I can imagine that using the buffered one will kill
buffered i/o, like normal filesystem access...

Other than that - I dont think we have any I/O scheduling policy other than
first come, first served...