Re: horrible system performance using ide-scsi for cdrom on tibook
rob pfile wrote:
> I've posted on a similar topic before. the short story is that i could
> not make the dvd/cdrom drive in the tibook work for audio extraction
> unless i used the ide-scsi package.
> while that worked in the sense that cdparanoia could see the drive,
> system performance during cd ripping is terrible. the load average goes
> to about 5 and the mouse is completely unusable. the strange thing is
> that the X server and a few X clients are hogging the cpu during
> ripping, which just makes no sense.
Educated guess: the load is caused by IDE interrupts, some of which occur in
the X server's and clients' time slices so they get accounted for the CPU
cycles they use.
Try hdparm -u1 /dev/hde (or whatever the IDE device node of your DVD ROM is).
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member / CS student, Free Software enthusiast