Poor disk drive performance with FC3 RC3

David Zeuthen david at fubar.dk
Thu Nov 4 19:02:30 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 19:51 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 13:40 -0500, Steffen Persvold wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I just recently installed FC3 RC3 on my Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop and
> > experienced _really_ wierd hard-drive performance (IDE drive). At first
> > I noticed it when trying to start applications such as Evolution,
> > FireFox, OpenOffice etc. but then I started testing it with hdparm -t :
> > 
> > # hdparm -t /dev/hda
> don't use hdparm!
> it's very unreliable for measuring performance; please use something
> like tiobench (tiobench.sf.net) 

I'm sure that's true, however the reporter noted that performance was
degraded and that's what made him use hdparm in the first place. I'm
also getting reports from Debian users about this FWIW. (Well, with
having an optical drive and a harddrive on the same IDE cable).


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