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When disk IO goes bad

On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Duane Morin wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 21:34, Gregory Boyce wrote:
> > Run "hdparm /dev/hda" (assuming hda is your hard drive here).
> > Are you running a kernel from a major distro, or something custom?
> Running Mandrake with 2.4.18.
> I don't seem to have hdparm?
> [root at lear log]# man hdparm
> No manual entry for hdparm
> [root at lear log]# which hdparm
> which: no hdparm in (...)
> [root at lear log]# whereis hdparm
> hdparm:
> [root at lear log]# ls -l /sbin/hdparm
> ls: /sbin/hdparm: No such file or directory
> [root at lear log]#
> Wouldn't that be a standard part of the typical distro?
> Duane

Normally, yes.  I'm sure Mandrake does provide a package for hdparm, but I 
guess it isn't installed by default.

Try catting /proc/ide/piix or /proc/ide/hda/settings.  They both should 
provide DMA information.

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