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Date:      Tue, 10 Oct 1995 23:17:59 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Nathan Stratton <>
To:        Jim Dixon <>
Subject:   Re: NEWS server
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSD/>

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On Tue, 10 Oct 1995, Jim Dixon wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Oct 1995, Nathan Stratton wrote:
> > I am using a 486 DX4 100 with 64 Meg ram running FreeBSD as our news 
> > erver. Thsi box has been slow and crashes a lot. So this is the question. 
> We are just about to build a news machine to just that spec, so your
> problems are of considerable interest to us.  Our experience has been
> that 486-100s on news machines hover around the 85% idle level and that
> their performance is limited by the bandwidth to the disks.  What sort
> of drives are you running and how are they set up?

We have a 1 gig Coner, and a 4.2 gig Segate Hawk. I do not think our 
problem is CPU, but IO.

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