poor fdc(4) performance

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Sat Nov 12 16:14:28 GMT 2005

On Sat, Nov 12, 2005 at 04:44:18PM +0900 I heard the voice of
Pyun YongHyeon, and lo! it spake thus:
> Yes, it could be. But I think the machine is fast enough to read
> sequential blocks.

Try running it without SMP.  There may be enough happening in the MP
locking bit that you end up falling behind.  I remember noticing crap
fdc performance (without larger block sizes) on my dual PPro a little
while back.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at over-yonder.net
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