Bug 114131 - horrible hard drive transfer speeds
Summary: horrible hard drive transfer speeds
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-01-22 22:03 UTC by David Wagoner
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-29 19:59:45 UTC
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Description David Wagoner 2004-01-22 22:03:16 UTC
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Description of problem:
With a fresh install of Fedora Core 1 on my Dell Latitude CPi D266XT
Laptop when i open a terminal and run hdparm -tT /dev/hda1 I recieve
almost 9MB/s constant data transfers with 20MB/s for the cache. I then
tried one of the unofficial rpms for the 2.6.x kernel and recieved the
same performance issue. I then downloaded the source code to 2.4.24
and compiled the kernel myself. I rebooted and ran the same hdparm
command under the same situation. I recieved almost 9MB/s constant
data transfers but I also recieved 109MB/s for my hard drives cache.
The computer was much more responsive with the new kernel and ran amazing.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.do an install of fedora core 1
2.hdparm -tT /dev/hda1

Actual Results:  9MB/s constant data
20MB/s cache

Expected Results:  9MB/s constant data
109MB/s cache

Additional info:

The Dell Latitude CPi D266XT uses a PII cpu. It uses the Intel PIIx
ide module.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 2004-09-29 19:59:45 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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