----- Original Message ----- From: "Markie" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 2:21 PM Subject: Re: Home server upgrade 4.9 -> 5.2.1, drop in hard diskornetworkperformance?
| | | | -----Original Message----- | | From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] | | [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Markie | | Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 6:15 PM | | To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] | | Subject: Re: Home server upgrade 4.9 -> 5.2.1, drop in hard disk | | ornetworkperformance? | | | | | | ----- Original Message ----- | | From: "Markie" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | | To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | | Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 10:53 PM | | Subject: Home server upgrade 4.9 -> 5.2.1, drop in hard disk or | | networkperformance? | | | | | | | Hello everyone! | | | | | | I just upgraded my home server frmo 4.9-R-p3 to 5.2.1-R after | | having a | | few | | | problems with modems and random hard lockups(?). | | | | | | Well, first off the upgrade didn't solve this and I can still | | reliably | | make | | | the box freeze with a new modem I bought which I hoped would cure | | the | | | problem... when infact it's 10x worse with that modem :o) Has | | anyone got | | | any ideas as to what could be causing this? The network card for | | the | | | internal side is an fxp card and the network card the modem is | | attached | | to | | | is an older 10megabit vx card (3com Etherlink III). | | | | | | I can't really think of any other information to provide right now | | but I | | | really would be grateful for some prompting of more info and a bit | | of | | help! | | | My last few emails to questions about the hard lock ups didn't get | | any | | | replies if I remember rightly :o) | | | | | | Aside from that, I just copied a 400 meg file over samba and it | | really | | did | | | seem incredibly slow compared to when it was running 4.9. It took | | agessssss | | | to untar the backup 1.5gig file too! Is there anything I am | | supposed to | | | tweak here? | | | I am thinking about just reinstalling 4.9 again but I would like | | to avoid | | | that if I can, as it would be alot of time wasted :o) I don't have | | any | | | numbers for this unfortuantly either, it just feels and seems a | | hell of | | | alot slower! For instance, when I was copying this file and tried | | to ssh | | in | | | from my windows machine it just sat there for ages doing | | (apparently) | | | nothing! | | | | | | Thanks! | | | | | | | Well I was just using bmon from ports to monitor the speed and | | copying a | | file to the box over samba is dramatically slower than copying from | | it: | | | | Copying a 1.5gig backup tar from the freebsd machine to my box is | | around | | 6-7 meg a second | | Copying a 600 odd meg file to the freebsd machine from my box is | | around | | only 1-2 meg a second! | | | | I do seem to remember having this kind of problem ages ago when I | | used | | Linux. Before installing 5.2.1 I did enable plug and play in BIOS | | (it hung | | with that turned on using 4.9, not with 5.2.1 though) so I will try | | disabling that either later or tomorrow morning to see if that fixes | | my | | issue! Could it be that which is causing it? | | | | Other than that I don't think I have had any major issues with the | | install | | yet :o) Well... except for it didn't solve my hard lockup problem | | like I | | hoped it would have. Seems like it isn't a hard disk performance | | drop | | though :o) | | | | ----- Original Message ----- | From: "JJB" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | To: "Markie" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 1:33 PM | Subject: RE: Home server upgrade 4.9 -> 5.2.1, drop in hard disk | ornetworkperformance? | | | | Release 5.x uses an new file system which many people have reported | | noticeable performance problems and hard disk sector lock outs. Keep | | in mind that all the 5.x version are full of new experimental code. | | If performance and reliability is requirement you need on your | | servers then only use the stable versions of FreeBSD. 4.9 is the | | current production stable version, 4.10 beta is available now and in | | 2 weeks 4.10 is scheduled to be released becoming the official | | current production stable version. | | Yeah I realise that. I just find it a bit strange that it pulls off the | machine normal speeds but sending something over to it is really slow. I | don't remember it being so slow on 4.9! And the untar was slow from one | drive to the other... on seperate channels too (and that was before I | turned off write caching :o) | | I am now playing about trying to figure out why the box keeps locking up on | me with my new modem :o( I compiled a kernel with invarients and witness | and stuff in but... it just locks up totally! I would appreciate it if | anyone could help me out or suggest anything at all! | | At the moment I am thinking perhaps the card is just bad or something. An | old PCI 3COM Etherlink III 590 or something along those lines. I am about | to try it on my other 5.x box with just one intel card to see if it'll lock | that up too. Expect more moaning from me :o) | | Thanks for your reply!! | Well! I just tried the modem on my other 5.x box and it seemed to work. It had just an intel card in it, no apparent lockups! That made me smile :o) I just now swapped the old 3com card in the servers box with the intel card from that one and well... it seems to be working fine! Is this a bad driver or bad hardware? I still have a routing problem, before I can do anything with the internet after a new connection I have to do the following: route delete default route add <new internet ip> route -n add default -iface <new internet ip> but with this modem it appears you have to do this on openbsd and netbsd too. I am going to hunt down a way to do it automatically :o) I will also test the transfer rate stuff again to make sure it wasn't just that old card doing something nasty.... although I doubt it'd be that I will keep you informed for what it's worth :o) | _______________________________________________ | [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list | http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions | To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"