Home server upgrade 4.9 -> 5.2.1, drop in hard disk
mark.cullen at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Apr 22 15:41:56 PDT 2004
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From: "Markie" <mark.cullen at dsl.pipex.com>
To: <freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: Home server upgrade 4.9 -> 5.2.1, drop in hard disk
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "Markie" <mark.cullen at dsl.pipex.com>
| To: <freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG>
| Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 10:53 PM
| Subject: Home server upgrade 4.9 -> 5.2.1, drop in hard disk or
| | Hello everyone!
| | I just upgraded my home server frmo 4.9-R-p3 to 5.2.1-R after having a
| | problems with modems and random hard lockups(?).
| | Well, first off the upgrade didn't solve this and I can still reliably
| | the box freeze with a new modem I bought which I hoped would cure the
| | problem... when infact it's 10x worse with that modem :o) Has anyone
| | any ideas as to what could be causing this? The network card for the
| | internal side is an fxp card and the network card the modem is attached
| | is an older 10megabit vx card (3com Etherlink III).
| | I can't really think of any other information to provide right now but
| | really would be grateful for some prompting of more info and a bit of
| | My last few emails to questions about the hard lock ups didn't get any
| | replies if I remember rightly :o)
| | Aside from that, I just copied a 400 meg file over samba and it really
| | seem incredibly slow compared to when it was running 4.9. It took
| | to untar the backup 1.5gig file too! Is there anything I am supposed to
| | tweak here?
| | I am thinking about just reinstalling 4.9 again but I would like to
| | that if I can, as it would be alot of time wasted :o) I don't have any
| | numbers for this unfortuantly either, it just feels and seems a hell of
| | alot slower! For instance, when I was copying this file and tried to
| | from my windows machine it just sat there for ages doing (apparently)
| | nothing!
| | Thanks!
| Well I was just using bmon from ports to monitor the speed and copying a
| file to the box over samba is dramatically slower than copying from it:
| Copying a 1.5gig backup tar from the freebsd machine to my box is around
| 6-7 meg a second
| Copying a 600 odd meg file to the freebsd machine from my box is around
| only 1-2 meg a second!
| I do seem to remember having this kind of problem ages ago when I used
| Linux. Before installing 5.2.1 I did enable plug and play in BIOS (it
| with that turned on using 4.9, not with 5.2.1 though) so I will try
| disabling that either later or tomorrow morning to see if that fixes my
| issue! Could it be that which is causing it?
| Other than that I don't think I have had any major issues with the
| yet :o) Well... except for it didn't solve my hard lockup problem like I
| hoped it would have. Seems like it isn't a hard disk performance drop
| though :o)
Ok, well, I just rebooted and put plug and play os back to disabled but
it's the same... so I guess this must have something to do with it being a
newer version of samba (same config as before though) or freebsd? Anyone
else seem anything like this before?
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