Re: DMA is turned off on my HDD
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On 07/17/08 07:47, Pavlos Parissis wrote:
>> In the beginning of July I reinstall my Debian system (lenny). At once I
>> discover that loading cache in Aptitude (ncurses-UI mode) is very slow
>> and in general my system is very slow.
>> In several days I discovered that DMA is turned off on my HDD (fsck
>> sayed it while Debian booting). Please, help me turn on DMA mode.
>> I had scanned my hdd with native WD scanner and hadn't detected any
>> error. Memory scan (memtest86+) also hadn't detected any error.
>> Moreover, Windows XP on another partition of this hdd working normally
>> and HDD Health program on it (for S.M.A.R.T viewing) don't predict
>> T.E.C. in the near future. Also after previous installation of Debian
>> lenny my hdd was working fast.
> Use hdparm command to see if the DMS is enabled, if not enable it
> with the -d flag. If that action makes your system "faster"
> configure /etc/hdparm.conf to enable the DMA on boot.
That should not be needed if the correct SATA driver is being loaded.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"Kittens give Morbo gas. In lighter news, the city of New New
York is doomed."
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