On Friday 31 March 2006 21:28, Wil Hatfield wrote:
> Beto,
>
> > fair enough, but you should be able to use some of the
> > performance testing tools to hammer the server before pushing it
> > live.
>
> Suggestions for tools that REALLY hammer?
"make -j100 buildworld" is always fun :)

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> Wil Hatfield
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Norberto Meijome [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 5:17 PM
> To: Wil Hatfield
> Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: ATA Drive Issues
>
>
> On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 18:00:34 -0800
>
> "Wil Hatfield" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Beto,
> >
> > I am currently trying to upgrade one without customers on it to
> > 6.0. But as was the problem with 5.4 the problems don't show up
> > until the machine is under high load.  So even under 6 I won't
> > have a clue if the issues are fixed until I get the customers on
> > it. So it doesn't make alot of difference.
>
> fair enough, but you should be able to use some of the performance
> testing tools to hammer the server before pushing it live.
>
> > I checked with the manufacturer or the machine and they assure me
> > that they installed brand new high quality 80/40 cables. But then
> > again what did I expect them to say. So do you know of a good
> > high quality 80/40 manufacture and where I can buy some new
> > cables? What's the best of the best?
>
> not really - i had my bad experience with cables, just went out,
> got the ones that a) weren't 10 for a buck , b) actually looked
> well built. I just went to my preferred provider here in town
> (eer... "online" actually...but they are local (Syd, AU) )
>
> > At Supermicro's recommendation I already phlashed to the latest
> > bios.
>
> cool - but my point was not to assume that new bios would be better
> - it may actually be a step backwards when combined with your other
> hardware and software.
>
> > Well it is good to know you think 6 is better than 5.4. But then
> > again you are running SATA and we all know 6 runs SATA better.
> > Hopefully it runs ATA better too.
>
> actually, that's the only box with SATA - all the others run PATA
> or SCSI.
> B
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