Bug 159075 - Very long partition create times on X86_64
Very long partition create times on X86_64
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
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Reported: 2005-05-28 14:56 EDT by Sean Bruno
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-10 11:38:05 EST
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Description Sean Bruno 2005-05-28 14:56:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
The X86_64 boot.iso seems to take a very long time when creating the partitions on my Dual Opteron system.  The i386 boot.iso from rawhide on the same day takes a few seconds to create the 145GB root partition, but the x86_64 boot.iso seems to take upwards of 10 minutes to do the same work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC4T3 Boot.iso, 28MAY05

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install FC4 from the x86_64 boot.iso
2.  Create a fairly large root partition(mine is 145GB)
3.  Watch the install take 10 minutes or so for the formatting to complete
  

Actual Results:  It took about 10 minutes for the formatting of root to complete

Expected Results:  It should take about the same amount of time as the i386 version.

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Comment 1 Sean Bruno 2005-07-08 17:10:30 EDT
Just tried FC4 x86_64 and the issue still exists.  The time is way longer than
under i386 FC4.
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2005-11-10 11:38:05 EST
This can only be fixed by major changes in the internals of e2fsprogs. 
I am sorry, but I have to defer this until the changes are done upstream.

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