Archive for January 8th, 2003

Me too

I fit the description cwinter's GeoURL post. Here I am, and all the losers that surround me.

Feel the speed

I was a bit underwhelmed by the speed of the new Since '96 was hosted on a 486 66mhz (with EISA SCSI and Ethernet cards!) The new machine is a 1.3 Ghz Duron, with a 20gig WD IDE drive running Gentoo Linux. I finally got around checking a few things, and I discovered I was using the base IDE settings. A quick googling revealed some hdparms options Using his options, my buffered disk read speed increased from 3.78MB/sec to 46.72MB/sec. I think I'll go recompile the kernel for fun, just to try it out.

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