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Re: Change swap after adding memory?

I wanted a promise card for the server, but all I could find at the shops were SIIG. I googled and found that SIIG was supported by the unified driver in 2.4. I tested it in my g4 at home and it read cds fine and mounted ISOs nice; but when I put it in the server it timed out doing a partition scan on the attached hard disk on boot up.

mlan@cpu.lu wrote
> On  14 Mar, this message from jeramy b smith echoed through cyberspace:
> > The biggest problem is that most pmac IDE controllers perform poorly in Linux. I am not sure if this is the fault of our drivers or the Apple hardware or both but swapping 20MB of memory on the fly gives you a real performance hit. (Much more so than doing it on an x86 with a well supported ata66 card).
> Well, my experience is that Apple will often use medium-to-low
> performance parts (disks mostly), except maybe in top-of-the-line
> machines.
> The same holds true for their integrated SCSI controllers, that were
> _always_ the slowest around. Don't know for the IDE controllers,
> though...
> But than again, if you want a high-performance low-cost hard disk
> system, look at things like the Promise Ultra/66 card (two Ata/66 buses
> on one PCI card) that works perfectly well under Linux on the PPC. If
> you have enough free PCI slots, you can add many of them ;-)
> Michel
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