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Re: Default mkfs parms for my DVR drive

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Subject: Re: Default mkfs parms for my DVR drive
From: Jay Ashworth <jra@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 20:41:05 -0400 (EDT)
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---- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Landman" <joe.landman@xxxxxxxxx>

> Dave, Eric, and the rest of the xfs team will tell you "use the defaults
> Luke". For 99 and 44/100ths percent of users, this is the right choice.

Well, if I can't; they're the ones who screwed up.  :-)

> I am guessing that some of the delay may be the speed of the interface
> to the disk ... but even then 3 minutes sounds long, unless something
> else is hitting the disk at the same time.
> Which kernel version btw? A quick 'uname -a' is a good thing.

Ok, ok; this isn't the same thread anymore.  :-)

Linux duckling 3.4.47-2.38-default #1 SMP Fri May 31 20:17:40 UTC 2013 
(3961086) i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

> Your hardware could also be somewhat slow ... Could you do an
> lshw -class disk -class storage

It probably is.

It's an old Athlon, MSI MS-7021, KT6V chipset; 512M of DDR... maybe that's
DDR 2; it won't run right with more.

I don't seem to have lshw.

Or, oddly, hwconfig.  It's got 3 Seagate ST3000DM001s, 2 on a SiI 7114 PCI
with a pair of Fujitsu Deskstars, 2T and 1T; 40G Samsung boot on the mobo SATA;
the third 3000 is in a USB 2 enclosure.

And this latest rsync has gotten 78G and then paused; 80G and then paused....

84G and then paused...

5 min LA 1.9, and the rsync is the top process.

I have smartd running; no errors yet.

Still watching...

-- jra
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