Bug 159075 - Very long partition create times on X86_64
Summary: Very long partition create times on X86_64
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs
Version: 4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-05-28 18:56 UTC by Sean Bruno
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-11-10 16:38:05 UTC

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Description Sean Bruno 2005-05-28 18:56:47 UTC
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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:

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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Sean Bruno 2005-07-08 21:10:30 UTC
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 16:38:05 UTC
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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