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Re: about PowerPc - offtopic

Of course, if disk-intensiveness is a large part of the compiling process, you
probably need to spend a fair amount of time with hdparm before it works at it's
best.  According to it's built-in benchmarks, disk throughput practically doubled
on my 400 mhz "Bronze" laptop when I set it to autotune.

Is hdparm available with Debian?


Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Kevin Puetz wrote:
> > davidw@master.debian.org said:
> > > Compiling is not a very good way of benchmarking a processor - there
> > > are too many factors involved...
> >
> > Espescially when you throw in the (usually) limited RAM and slow,
> > low-power-consumption hard drives that laptops use.
> IIRC, the IDE disk in my sister's Powerbook G3 has 0 KB of cache.
> She may have a 233 MHz G3, but my 200 MHz 604e with 66 MHz SDRAM and UW-SCSI
> blows the pants off (well, sort off ... :-) her machine.
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
> --
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} -- geert@linux-m68k.org
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Hugh Caley
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