Subject: Re: slow writes on ixpide0?
To: Jonathan Kay <email@example.com>
From: Quentin Garnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/21/2007 19:57:42
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On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 01:51:55PM -0400, Jonathan Kay wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Aug, 2007 at 07:44:43PM +0200, it was scribed by cube@cubidou.=
> > On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 01:37:25PM -0400, Jonathan Kay wrote:
> > > Hello again,
> > > I'm seeing some rampant slowness with a secondary drive on an ATI/A=
> > > (IXP IDE) based motherboard. There are two sata drives attached to i=
> > > and the primary one reads & writes fast, but the secondary one refuses
> > > to write any faster than 7MB/s. It does however, read really fast.
> > > (Again, this is a dedicated hosting machine, so some of my testing
> > > abilities are limited..)
> > What does atactl wd1 identify have to say about the driver?
> Sorry, been a while since I've had any problems & I've forgotten these
> hmmm, that write cache disabled would probably be a problem!
Yep, that's definitely the reason why you experience slow writes. That
said, I don't know how to enable it. Apparently atactl(8) doesn't offer
a command. Odd, but Manuel Bouyer will probably have an answer for that
in a short while.
Quentin Garnier - email@example.com - cube@NetBSD.org
"You could have made it, spitting out benchmarks
Owe it to yourself not to fail"
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