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Re: slowdown when reading block devices

Sorry this didn't send the first time, so I resent it but forgot the subject,
just adding it in a reply so ppl notice this one :)

On Mon, 23 Dec 2002 11:00:57 +0100
Wim De Smet <fragmeat@yucom.be> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've noticed in my (woody based) testing/unstable that when I access
> block devices such as (very obvious off course) my hard disk or my
> cd-rom device, my system hangs for short moments. Meaning heavier and
> longer than you would expect it to on an ide system. My kernel version
> is 2.2.20, I have an ata 133 ide interface if that helps any. It's
> especially annoying when ripping a cd and in the mean time trying to
> play some music (with xmms for example). My system is pretty fast in and
> of its own so the hardware shouldn't be an issue.
> Can anybody help me out, maybe something to do with buffers or the
> likes?
> Thank you,
> Wim
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