At 11:24 AM +0200 1999/9/17, Brad Knowles wrote:

>       I just ran this same test on an old PPro 200Mhz system
> with 128MB of RAM and softupdates on a Western Digital
> Enterprise 4.5GB hard drive.  I got 282 transactions per
> second, 869.09 KBytes read per second, and 888.63 KBytes
> written per second!  This ancient machine with a single
> slow hard drive, but running FreeBSD 3.3-RC with
> softupdates beats their *expensive* NFS file server!!!

        Sadly, when I go to the second set of tests (20,000 files and 
50,000 transactions), my performance goes into the crapper.  I know 
that softupdates trades memory for speed, and I guess this PPro 200 
w/ 128MB RAM just doesn't have enough memory to keep up.

        For this stage, I now get:

                Transactions per second:        33
                KBytes Read per second:         79.66
                KBytes Written per second:      144.31

        The third stage of testing (20,000 files and 100,000 transactions 
is now underway.

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