Slow performance on Hoary/Gutsy

Torbjörn Österdahl torbjorn at gmx.net
Sun May 4 14:09:31 UTC 2008


Obviously the version I installed last week was 8.04 Hardy Heron. Hoary
Hedgehog was 5.04, if I remember things correctly. Typo.

Torbjörn


On Sun, 2008-05-04 at 08:57 -0500, Anna EdwARds wrote:
> If i were you, i would back up anything of any importance and
> reinstall 7.04 if you can find it and wait untill the next lts
> (following old pattern it should be 8.06) and then stick with lts
> editions. If you want a 7.04 disk i have plenty to spair just give me
> a shout. 
> 
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> Date: Sun May 04 06:23:21 PDT 2008 
> From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Torbj=F6rn_=D6sterdahl?= 
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> Subject: Slow performance on Hoary/Gutsy 
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> 
> I have a very slow performance on my system. The machine is somewhat
> aged; it is a Nvida Nforce 2 with a AMD Athlon XP 2000+ CPU and 1GB
> RAM. I have used Ubuntu since version 5.04, I do not know if I just
> need to take this degradation into account? With Hoary I did a new
> install for the first time since April 2005. Previously I always used
> the upgrade option. After the install I noticed that the harddrive is
> identified with as a serial ATA drive, although I am confident that
> this old drive is does not have a serial ATA interface. Could this be
> the reason for slow performance? DMA seem to be enabled from what I
> can see. 
> 
> I am grateful for all sorts of advice before I resort to buying some
> new hardware. 
> 
> sudo hdparm -i /dev/sda 
> 
> /dev/sda: 
> 
> Model=ST3120024A , FwRev=3.33 , SerialNo=3KA1EJGH 
> Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs RotSpdTol>.5% } 
> RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=4 
> BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=8192kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=?16? 
> CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=234441648 
> IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120} 
> PIO modes: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 
> DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 
> UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5 
> AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=enabled 
> Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-6 T13 1410D revision 2:
> ATA/ATAPI-1,2,3,4,5,6 
> 
> * signifies the current active mode 
> 
> dmesg|grep sda 
> [ 33.856254] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 234441648 512-byte hardware sectors
> (120034 MB) 
> [ 33.856271] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off 
> [ 33.856274] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00 
> [ 33.856296] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache:
> enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA 
> [ 33.856357] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 234441648 512-byte hardware sectors
> (120034 MB) 
> [ 33.856369] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off 
> [ 33.856373] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00 
> [ 33.856391] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache:
> enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA 
> [ 33.856396] sda:<4>Driver 'sr' needs updating - please use bus_type
> methods 
> [ 33.871214] sda1 sda4 < sda5 sda6> 
> [ 33.891302] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk 
> [ 51.277416] Adding 1951856k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1
> across:1951856k 
> [ 51.836651] EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal 
> [ 52.590173] EXT3 FS on sda6, internal journal 
> 
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