Re: is down

From: Zed Pobre (
Date: Tue Jul 01 2003 - 15:42:36 EST

On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 12:13:55AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Sad, 2003-06-28 at 23:15, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:
> > Hmm - why should it suck so badly? Shouldn't USB 2 (yes I mean the
> > 480Mbps) manage 40MByte/s+ ?
> I don't think you get the full 480Mbit/sec on a single device.
> 5Mbyte/sec is a bit low but that may be some of the remaining work on
> the USB EHCI drivers. I've not tried 2.5.x which may be way better here.

    As a random data point, we're using external USB2 Maxtor IDE
drives (they also have firewire support, but the weird grille on the
back of our server prevented the firewire plug from properly inserting
into the combo USB2/firewire card I bought) for our backups on
2.4.21-rc1-rmap15g, and I was seeing around 10Mbyte/sec when I was
monitoring it the first couple times. It's also been much more
reliable than the tape solutions we've tried, and it's hard to beat
the price.

Zed Pobre <> a.k.a. Zed Pobre <>
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