Also with hdparm you'll want to set the "multiple sector count" and turn off
write caching. Here's the steps:
hdparm -i /dev/hd?
Look for the MaxMultSect number.
hdparm -W0 -c1 -d1 -u1 -m XX /dev/hda? # where XX is the MaxMultSect number
From: Vincent Janelle [mailto:random@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wed 9/25/2002 5:52 PM
To: Bernhard Erdmann
Subject: Re: XFS "freezes" on AMD systems
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
> >>hdparm(8) may help here, or you may beed to recompile the kernel with
> >>different IDE chipset support.
> > Thanks for the pointer! That fixed my setup.
> Use SCSI. Use SCSI. Use SCSI. Use...