On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Chris Bitmead wrote:
# > IDE is just plain slow on Unix. Unix does much better with SCSI,
# > especially when there are multiple disks.
# Oh I don't know. If you've only got 1 or 2 disks you may find IDE
# sufficient. (well it works nicely for me.)
Works != works as well as SCSI. I've yet to find an example where
IDE works as well as SCSI in real life (vs. benchmarks). My real life
scenarios rarely involve telling a machine to be still so we can do a disk
read, then again for a disk write.
# People have been commenting lately that postgres on Solaris is very slow
# compared to Linux. Apparently certain file system operations on Solaris
# is _slow_.
Slow, however more robust than the same in Linux. Linux achieves
a lot of speed by throwing away safety nets. Sometimes, these safety nets
SA, beyond.com My girlfriend asked me which one I like better.
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