Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159075
Very long partition create times on X86_64
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:06 EST
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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
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.
Just tried FC4 x86_64 and the issue still exists. The time is way longer than
under i386 FC4.
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.