> I'm surprised that you're seeing that much of a "hang". Even if the disks > are busy, the system should slow down all disk processes equally, so no > one process "blocks", but they're all a little slower.
I collected a bit of data: While copying a large file from disk1 to disk2, time ls on a small directory on disk3 (not cached in memory) real 0m0.032s user 0m0.000s sys 0m0.003s time ls on a small directory on disk2 real 4m51.911s user 0m0.000s sys 0m0.002s I expect access to a busy disk to take longer, but 5 minutes is a bit much. And that's the root directory of the filesystem, it didn't have to follow a long chain of directories to get there. Sometimes I see long delays when accessing disk3, but it is behaving at the moment. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"