Subject: Re: Slow 486 seems really slow
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Jonathan R. Hinds <>
List: port-i386
Date: 02/14/2000 00:55:00
On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Frank van der Linden wrote:

> 8-12 hours is pretty extreme.. I doubt that it will be the cause alone,
> but there is a known problem on older machines with some types of IDE drives.
> Somehow the disk access gets slow, this started since the new IDE code was
> introduced (somewhere before 1.4). I have one such a machine, but no
> time to look into it currently :-(

Does this problem affect certain controllers or certain hard