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From:<unknown Date:May 7 1999 4:25pm
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Not really a helpful comment, but on all the Solaris machines I've worked
on the file access has been hellishly slow.  I think it's probably because
of the filesystem, which I believe is UFS.  If the implementation is the
same as FreeBSD's UFS subsystem, it always makes sure that the metainfo
for the filesystem is updated first, making it easier to recover from
unexpected power outages, ec.  It's more robust compared to ext2 though.

If you'd rather use Linux, there are big file patches available for the
2.0.x series, and there are also (preferable?) patches available for the
2.2.x series.  They should let you get up to 4 gig/file.

tani hosokawa
river styx internet

On Fri, 7 May 1999, Orlando Andico wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm trying out Solaris X86 (2.6) right now on my trusty Linux home
> machine. I know everyone says don't use IDE drives but since it worked
> fine in the Linux setup I thought what the heck. Machine is PII-450, 96MB
> RAM. It is very slow in Solaris X86, particularly in file access. About
> 1/2 the speed of a Pentium-150 running Linux on an even lower-quality EIDE
> drive. Is there something I'm missing? I was looking at Solaris X86 for
> the large-file support so I could get big tables in MySQL.
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