Re: Problem: Large file I/O waits (almost) forever

From: Andreas Jaeger (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 04:13:33 EST

Martin Wilck <> writes:

> Hi,
> I just came across the following phenomenon and would like to inquire
> whether it's a feature or a bug, and what to do about it:
> I have run our "copy-compare" test during the weekend to test I/O
> stability on a IA64 server running 2.4.5. The test works by generating
> a collection of binary files with specified lengths, copying them between
> different directories, and checking the result a) by checking the
> predefined binary patterns and b) by comparing source and destination with cmp.

Under what filesystem and with what kind of hardware did you run this?


 Andreas Jaeger
  SuSE Labs
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