Extremely slow hard disk performance in FC3.

Mariano Draghi mdraghi at prosud.com
Mon Nov 15 14:43:48 UTC 2004

Ismael Juma wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been experiencing some odd behaviour (major slowdowns) in my
> laptop for some weeks now. After some investigation it turned out that
> hard disk performance was the reason. My buffered reads were way below
> the average when running hdparm -tT /dev/hda. However, this only
> occurred at some points in time. Since it was hard to reproduce I did
> not report the problem.
> Yesterday I have finally been able to narrow down the cause of the
> problem. This slowdown occurs if my cd-rom drive is open or if there is
> no disk in it. Even though I don't understand how this is possible, the
> figures from hdparm -tT /dev/hda follow:

I'm sure this was discussed on the list (it could have been in 
fedora-test, though...) on the last week.

Please, search the archives.


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