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cvs performance and interrupts
I was able to start my faithful 715 again... after fixing disc issues
(the SCSI cable went bad, I had to replace it with a similar one, but I
long thought it was some other kind of HW issue and it took me a lot o
I know that it is not the fastest box around anymore, however I run cvs
update on pkgsrc and it took 12 hours to complete! I checked and the cpu
usage with top and cvs was usually in biowait CPU state was 99%
interrupt (or close to)
Is that "expected"? Or is there an issue in the ethernet or SCSI driver?
I use other vintage hardware of that period and it is usually not that slow!
I checked "dmesg" and saw no errors listed (like timeous or other
issues). No messages at all after root mount, this looks reassuring.
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