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Re: hdparm to increase performance

On Sun, Nov 12, 2000 at 01:39:19PM -0800, Francois Gouget wrote:
>    I don't know. They must be doing something wrong ;-)  If it doesn't
> then it must be that the accesses are dominated by seeks. 
> Fragmentation? This should not happen with ext2fs. Maybe random disk
> accesses (for checking the cache?) 
>   Here once it's in the cache it starts in 3.4s (I don't know how it is
> when it's not in the cache :-).

    Wow, how big is your cache? I think I've got a 512k cache, and I'd imagine
that netscape takes a lot more than that. I noticed a performance improvement
myself, although certainly not the 5 times faster that the throughput


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