Re: Disk performance when installing packages
:: On Mon, 31 Jul 2000 21:19:29 -0700, email@example.com said:
>> I was wondering if anyone else notices this when installing or
>> removing packages: the disk is heavily used (like when the cron
>> scripts are triggered in the morning) for some time (depending on
>> the number and size of the packages),
>> [ ... ]
> First, you don't have scads of RAM for running Gnome -- I tend to avoid
> it with a slower box (PII 180) and more RAM (96MB), and don't
> particularly care for it at work (PIII-450/128).
Well... I'm alredy soused to it... :-) It's not too slow (if I don't
try to run too many Gnome applictions)
> all that, IDE performance tends to suck a whole lot more CPU juice than
> SCSI does (I run SCSI on two of three disks).
Oh, well... But SCSI disks are absolutely expensive... :-(
Anyway, I don't see too much CPU work when the disk is being heavily
used... (Not after I managed to make UDMA66 work)
Maybe this s a swap problem...
> You might want to launch
> a couple of system monitoring tools. My preferences are wmmon and asmon
> under WindowMaker, though top will give some raw measures. Not sure
> what you can turn to for disk I/O and realtime swap usage. Anyone?
> Hmmm... xosview is butt ugly but damned useful, it might be helpful
Thank you. I'll install xosview later.
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