Chris Wedgwood writes:
> 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
> > seconds
> > 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.
Thanks for the pointer! That fixed my setup.