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Re: removing an ext2fs file forces disk activity

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: removing an ext2fs file forces disk activity
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 15:26:46 +0100
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On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 03:11:25PM +0100, Ludovic Court?s wrote:
> > But anyway, for a performance comparison between Hurd and Linux to be
> > meaningful, one would have to do it on the same or at least pretty
> > similar hardware. I just wanted to point out that I wouldn't expect
> > all kinds of heavy disk mangling to necessarily imply heavy cpu
> > activity.
> Well, that's a very subjective observation but on the same machine under
> Linux, doing the same kind of operation (unpacking stuff), X looks much
> more 'reactive' than what I actually noticed under the Hurd.

I recall seeing "nice() failed" messages the last time I tried X under
the Hurd, I think that's the reason for this. Try setting the X
priority to the same value as all other processes imder GNU/Linux and
start doing unpacking stuff. I'm sure you get the same behaviour.

Jeroen Dekkers
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