It seems Miklos Niedermayer wrote:
> I think they are idle (looking at vmstat -i), but i can't be sure.
> However i have 2 machines here with VIA 82C596 chipset...
> atapci0: <VIA 82C596 ATA66 controller> port 0xd800-0xd80f at device 4.1 on pci0
> ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
> ad0: 28629MB <QUANTUM FIREBALLlct20 30> [58168/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA66
> 524288 bytes transferred in 0.025247 secs (20766367 bytes/sec)
> It's idle (the LED isn't blinking after/before dd and vmstat -i doesn't
> show any ata0 activity).
> Even my Intel PIIX4 ATA33 controller with the same disk performs better (a
> little)...

Hmm, yes that looks somewhat on the low side...
Well, two things, the older VIA chips are not the best performers, but
I still think it should be better than that, I'll run some tests here,
I might have messed up something...
Are we talking -current or -stable here ?


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