Re: Music stutters during startup of programs
On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 03:54:04PM +0100, Joost Kraaijeveld wrote:
> panoramix:/home/jkr# hdparm -t /dev/sda
> Timing buffered disk reads: 170 MB in 3.02 seconds = 56.28 MB/sec
> panoramix:/home/jkr# hdparm -t /dev/sdb
> Timing buffered disk reads: 176 MB in 3.09 seconds = 56.97 MB/sec
> panoramix:/home/jkr# hdparm -t /dev/sdc
> Timing buffered disk reads: 374 MB in 3.01 seconds = 124.11 MB/sec
> This should be enough for listening MP3's without stuttering. Running
> hdparm on sda and sdb (both on the onboard Sil 3114 controller) makes
> the music stutter, sdc (on the 3ware 9500S) not.
> I have run bonnie++ on all the disks. Running it on sda and sdb results
> in a totally unresponsive system and very modern music, (and the MP3's
> are not on those disks!!). Running bonnie++ on sdc gives no problem.
I wonder if the driver for sda/sdb is very inefficient and causing
the system to become unresponsive. I have never used the sil3114