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Re: XFS "freezes" on AMD systems

To: Bernhard Erdmann <be@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS "freezes" on AMD systems
From: Vincent Janelle <random@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 18:52:58 -0400
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irrelevant and flamebait.

Proper tuning of DMA settings will help, as well as making sure that using the 
correct IDE driver is selected.

hdparm -c1 -d1 -u1 /dev/hd[a,b,c,etc] will turn on 32bit write support, dma, 
and unmasked irq's.  

man hdparm of course before doing any of this, YMMV.

On Thu, 26 Sep 2002 00:33:37 +0200
Bernhard Erdmann <be@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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
> >>>seconds
> [...]
> >>hdparm(8) may help here, or you may beed to recompile the kernel with
> >>different IDE chipset support[1].
> [...]
> > Thanks for the pointer! That fixed my setup.
> Use SCSI. Use SCSI. Use SCSI. Use...

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