On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 09:45:14AM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> When unpacking large tarballs or copying data bigger than 20MB on a
> XFS file system, the system seems to freeze for about three to five
> but only on Athlon/Duron based systems, both using IDE drives. I
> don't see this type of freeze on a Celeron based system.
At a guess...
What IDE chipset? I would guess the chipset used on the Duran/Athlon
systems isn't using DMA for IDE transfer but rather PIO.
hdparm(8) may help here, or you may beed to recompile the kernel with
different IDE chipset support.