Subject: Re: Disk buffers
To: Michael Graff <>
From: Laine Stump <laine@MorningStar.Com>
List: current-users
Date: 02/24/1997 10:04:05
Michael Graff writes:
> Laine Stump <laine@MorningStar.Com> writes:
> > I have 5 P6-200s w128MB RAM connected by 100Mbit ethernet, using the
> > "customs" program and gmake patch from pmake to do large software builds
> > shared across the machines.
> You didn't say what flavor of disks you had -- are they SCSI with a
> reasonable controller, or EIDE?

The NFS servers each have 2 Seagate Barracuda F/W 4.3GB drives connected
to an Adaptec 2940UW. The drives are striped on cylinder boundaries -
lmbench reports raw disk read throughput of 11.5-12.5 MB/sec and
filesystem write throughput of 6-6.5 MB/sec.