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Date:      Tue, 10 Oct 1995 23:42:05 -0400 (EDT)
From:      "Jonathan M. Bresler" <jmb@kryten.Atinc.COM>
To:        Nathan Stratton <nathan@netrail.net>
Cc:        Sean Kelly <kelly@fsl.noaa.gov>, freebsd-isp@netrail.net, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: NEWS server
Message-ID:  <Pine.3.89.9510102304.P21857-0100000@kryten.atinc.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.91.951010234433.13988A-100000@netrail.net>

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On Tue, 10 Oct 1995, Nathan Stratton wrote:

> > 	can you provide more information on your disk configuration??  
> > you may be getting hammered in disk activity.  dmesg and df output as well 
> > would help.
> 
> 1 gig conner for / and a 4.2 get segate hawk for spool

	sounds like you have enough disk available.  (provided you expire 
news reasonably)  but you must be getting hammered in disk seeks as the 
news comes in and get recorded in the various files--spool, history, 
outgoing, etc.  you would be much better off with 4 1 gig drives rather 
than 1 4 gigger ;(   two separate scsi chains would help as well.

	how about some 'iostat 3' numbers

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