disk access seems unitask and ant-slow

Ronald Klop ronald-freebsd8 at klop.yi.org
Sat Feb 18 13:15:28 UTC 2012

On Sat, 18 Feb 2012 12:44:12 +0100, H <hm at hm.net.br> wrote:

> Hi
> I have 9-Stable on one partition of my SATAII disk, with kde4, to be
> sure I compiled yesterday sources world and kernel
> happens that any secondary task with diskaccess is so very slow that it
> is inacceptable
> for example, compiling firefox and then trying to open an image with
> gimp, I am sitting here for over 5 minutes and the open image dialog
> still do not show the directory content ..., same with dolphin or any
> other diskaccess
> I have enough cpu and ram, I go back to 8.2 and everything runs smooth
> and fast as usual, same on fedora10 partition
> my disk is good and found as ada, no fault anywhere
> system is almost sleeping
> CPU:  2.6% user,  0.0% nice,  3.6% system,  1.3% interrupt, 92.5% idle
> I would be glad to get any good hint how to change that
> thank's

Please post the output of dmesg so people have some information about your  
And /etc/sysctl.conf, /boot/loader.conf and the output of 'mount -v' are  
interesting also.


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