[TriLUG] a Ferrari in a traffic jam (was: why is it slow?)
jsnthegod at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 12 18:08:25 EDT 2006
i thank you for your input about defragging. i am more of a windows
person... mainly because i play alot of games. although, i am working with
learning linux, thus the server
as far as the defrag, i knew it was a windows thing and i had never seen
anything like that for linux, but was just wondering if there was something
>From: Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org>
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>To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list <trilug at trilug.org>
>Subject: Re: [TriLUG] a Ferrari in a traffic jam (was: why is it slow?)
>Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 17:17:45 -0400
>>initially, i thought it was because i uploaded all those pictures to the
>>server and it needed to be defraged?? (can you defrag a linux harddrive?
>>if so how)
>Under normal circumstances, you should never have to de-frag
>a Linux filesystem. Just Google for "defrag Linux", and you'll
>get a lot of links like this:
>When someone complains about a computer system being "slow", a
>lot of well-intentioned people will offer quick fixes such as
>"a faster CPU" or defragging the disk. These seldom fix the
>As I like to say, you have a Ferrari in a traffic jam.
>Your hardware and your filesystem are really fast (on the order
>of milliseconds, not in 10's of seconds). But the CPU is waiting
>for system until it times out.
>One usual suspect is the network. DNS mis-configurations can
>cause frequent timeouts. Your other statement about the difference
>between the 71.71.xx.xx network and the 192.xx.xx.xx network also
>points in this same direction.
>Sorry, I have no specific advice to offer for your problem.
>I just needed to rant about defragging and faster CPU's.
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