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loaclhost.telent.net (a.k.a cvs.telent.net) boots#

Sat, 22 Jan 2005 16:35:22 +0000

loaclhost.telent.net (a.k.a cvs.telent.net) boots! I spent entirely too long farting around with the sata_via module before realising that Jeff Garzik had already added support for the VT6421 back in November (and it still hasn't been merged into the kernel, at least as of 2.6.10-ac10), but now it seems to be pretty much all there. You can't get to it yet as it's on the wrong side of my DSL, but as soon as it returns to the net (next week, I hope) we should be resuming service. If you formerly had an ssh login for it, you still have (I've copied home directories across) and needn't resend anything, but please note that the host key will have changed - the new fingerprint is 6a:2a:97:cf:d5:1b:da:74:14:d2:21:d8:d9:d3:48:b7.

There are probably a ton of packages that used to be on it that I haven't yet reinstalled, but lots of those were only there due to the machine's former career as a desktop box. If you find anything missing, drop me a note.

Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 02 Lun: 00
  Vendor: IBM      Model: DDRS-34560W      Rev: S97B
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: ATA      Model: HDS722580VLSA80  Rev: V32O
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 05

:; sudo hdparm -t /dev/sda

/dev/sda: Timing buffered disk reads: 38 MB in 3.03 seconds = 12.55 MB/sec :; sudo hdparm -t /dev/sdb

/dev/sdb: Timing buffered disk reads: 124 MB in 3.05 seconds = 40.70 MB/sec

sda is on the Adaptec 2940 that's still installed to boot from (SRM doesn't recognise the SATA controller). Unbelievable though it may be to anyone who's never used an Alpha SX164, anything attached to the motherboard IDE interface was actually slower than that scsi drive.