Subject: Re: 1.4.2 Observations
From: Ethan Solomita <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/30/2000 14:03:41
David Maxwell wrote:
> Does the behaviour you're describing appear as a momentary freeze of all
> disk activity? In 1.4 on i386 I noticed some odd pauses (about 1 1/2 seconds)
> that I attributed to thermal recalibration. The machine it stood out on the
> most had a 2940UW with UW Scsi drives, but I think I've seen it on IDE also.
I haven't been with NetBSD long enough to know how things "used to be",
but for me (FFS) whenever the system has a high disk load, it is very
very painful for anything else. This always just seemed to be the way
things worked -- I hadn't realized that it used to be different.