Timing cached reads: 804 MB in 2.00 seconds = 401.46 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 8 MB in 3.16 seconds = 2.53 MB/sec
2.53 MB/sec.... No wonder it took for freaking EVER to do the last install.
The drive wasn't running in DMA mode out of the box with the new kernel.
Probably explains the attached screenshot too, neh?
This is a wee bit skippier:
Timing cached reads: 824 MB in 2.00 seconds = 411.45 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 158 MB in 3.02 seconds = 52.34 MB/sec
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan <dmmcintyr@...>
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