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Re: Music stutters during startup of programs

On Tuesday 28 February 2006 11:43, Joost Kraaijeveld wrote:
> Hi,
> I am experiencing stuttering music playing on my AMD64 Debian
> machine. It must be I/O-related because it happens whenever I start
> a program (e.g. firefox, Openoffice.org) or copy a large file.
> However, I can see no reason for this to happen: I have hardware
> enough:
> My machine is a dual Opteron 248 with 4GB memory on a Tyan 2885
> motherboard. I have two different SATA drives, /dev/sda1 has the OS
> and the swap partition, dev/sdb1 has /var. I also a 3Ware 9500 SATA
> Raid5 with 5 disk on which /home is mounted, and where my MP3's are
> stored.
> Is anyone experiencing the same kind of problem? Does anyone know
> what I can do to diagnose the botleneck? Or (best of all!) has a
> sollution?

Use hdparm -t to find out how fast you can read (possibly write, i 
cant remember) from your disks
Matthew Robinson
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