On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 23:51 -0800, Ron Mayer wrote:
> Any advice for settings for extremely IO constrained systems?
> A demo I've set up for sales seems to be spending much of it's time in 
> disk wait states.
> The particular system I'm working with is:
>     Ext3 on Debian inside Microsoft VirtualPC on NTFS
>     on WindowsXP on laptops of our sales team.

As this is only for demo purposes, you might consider turning fsync off,
although I have no idea if it would have any effect on your setup.


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