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Re: ideal partitionning for a workstation user



On 4/12/05, jludwig <wralphie comcast net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 April 2005 07:43 am, hicham wrote:
> > Hello
> >   what 's the ideal partitionning for a workstation user  ?
> >
> > I've got a small /boot partition with 20 Mo aand the remaining for /
> >
> > the reason I'm asking this is that it seems that everytime I have lot
> > of read write on the hard disk,( yum update for example)  it "lags" or
> > stalls my pc
> >
> >  is there a "magic partition" software for linux users ?
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > hicham.
> If you watch top or gkrellm you may well find that the useage is many times
> more CPU than disk.
> 
> As for "magic partitions" you are pretty much out of luck. A raid, drive
> though, may give you better performance for disk accesses depending on type
> size and use.
> 
A simpler technique is to split your swap partitions across multiple
physical drives and have them all be at the same priority. This means
that swap will be used evenly on all disks.


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