high cpu usage with advancsys scsi controller and 2.1.32

Joseph Skinner (joe@mail.earthlight.co.nz)
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 11:58:37 +1200 (NZST)


I was wondering if there has been nay major changes to the file system
routines for updating of the file system in the 2.1 series.

The reason that I ask is that when I checked the cpu usage copying to my
scsi zip drive I found that it was using 60 - 85 % of cpu.

As reading the same files takes at most 25 % this seems to be a lot.

The copy was to a vfat formated disk.

System 486 dx4/100
32 meg ram
2 ide drives run off a cmd640
advancsys pci controller


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