> On 2002.12.22 Marc-Christian Petersen wrote:
> >On Sunday 22 December 2002 15:38, Marc-Christian Petersen wrote:
> >And hi again ^3,
> >> root@codeman:[/] # uname -r
> >> 2.4.20-rmap15b
> >> root@codeman:[/] # dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/largefile bs=16384
> >> count=131072 131072+0 records in
> >> 131072+0 records out
> >> 2147483648 bytes transferred in 140.460427 seconds (15288887 bytes/sec)
> >root@codeman:[/] # uname -r
> >root@codeman:[/] # dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/largefile bs=16384
> > count=131072 131072+0 records in
> >131072+0 records out
> >2147483648 bytes transferred in 286.054011 seconds (7507266 bytes/sec)
> Check you timer...
the timer is right.
> Box is a dual PII@400, 950Mb of RAM. FS is ext3.
> So about 83 seconds on -jam2, which is mainly just 2.4.20aa1 with ext3
> fixes. Ah, no special options to ext3 mount (no data=ordered). That's the
> point ?
nono, ordered is default if nothing is specified.
Seems it makes a big difference with DUAL and 1GB RAM. Now with Dual P3 1GHz,
1GB RAM, ext3 ordered mode:
root@codeman:[/] # dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/largefile bs=16384
131072+0 records in
131072+0 records out
2147483648 bytes transferred in 55.741130 seconds (38526016 bytes/sec)
Anyway, the comparison to the different kernels shows up again a better
throughput than with -aa. That is pretty obvious because of the lowlatency
elevator in -aa. But that's not the point. The point is that with
every new kernel release the performance drops. So it shows by dd. Not to
mention the pauses/stops grow up with every new release. It cannot be true
that compared 2.4.18 to 2.4.20 there is a 6mb/s performance loss.
What the hell we can get with $MONSTER-BOX w/o the performance issues ;)
Anyway, that dd call with those options is pretty expensive to mem_load.
I wonder why this doesn't affect contest [tm]. Or am I blind?
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