INN not keeping up with incoming news

bill davidsen davidsen at
Fri Feb 23 13:08:57 UTC 2001

In article <20010221144820.A46625 at>,
Vallo Kallaste  <vallo at> wrote:
| On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 05:19:59PM -0500, bill davidsen <davidsen at> wrote:
| >   My gain was because I am still on the older kernel and limited to 2GB
| > cycbuffs. Using SEQUENTIAL kept the system from thrashing between
| > cycbuffs. The IBM ServRAID controller has a max stripe of 16k, far too
| > small for news. I'd love to go to software RAID, but the controller
| > seems not to support it.
| What kind of IBM ServeRaid is this? I've not seen such a low maximum
| stripe size, even the old ServeRaid-II supports at least 32K stripe
| size. Have you upgraded card's firmware etc.? For JBOD you're lost,
| yes.

  I think my first reply was lost, or at any rate didn't make it back

  New controllers and Netfinities, built to spec less than two months
ago. I have to pull one apart for a part number on the controller. And
until recently the stripe size couldn't even be changed from Linux, NT
was required. IBM is getting better.

  I think the max stripe is now 64k, still far smaller than optimal for
news, which seems to want large everything.
bill davidsen <davidsen at>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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