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Date:      Mon, 4 Dec 1995 19:05:58 +0000 ()
From:      Michael Smith <msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
To:        craigs@os.com (Craig Shrimpton)
Cc:        peterb@telerama.lm.com, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Inodes for news server
Message-ID:  <199512041905.TAA26921@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
In-Reply-To: <199512031823.NAA01648@solar.os.com> from "Craig Shrimpton" at Dec 3, 95 01:23:25 pm

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Craig Shrimpton stands accused of saying:
> >The history database sitting on it's own disk is a major win, 
> >because it gets accessed once for each article that arrives, and every 
> >time expire runs.  It doesn't need two gigs though -- a 500 meg disk is 
> >more than adequate to hold two copies of a pretty big history file (and 
> >nothing else!)
> >
> 
> Hmmm.. this sounds interesting, how about this:
> 
> 1 850 MG IDE containing FreeBSD/OS, swap and news programs.

Don't even _think_ about swapping to an IDE disk, especially on a news
server.  In fact, don't even _think_ about using IDE for any application
where performance is important.

> Also, give each SCSI drive its own controller.

Put the news disks on one controller, and the swap and history disks on
another.

> Craig Shrimpton                              Email:  craigs@os.com

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