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Playing with BSD

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August 26, 2008 4:20:34 PM

Spent part of the Weekend playing with BSD 7 on an old Socket-A PC and a pair of ATA100 HD's.
Using the on-board (Highpoint Fake) RAID (RAID 0) and using dbench (default settings), I get a sustained transfer rate of 85Meg a second when logged-in as a user, when I try the same logged-in as root I get a sustained transfer rate of 45Meg a second; I'm confused, why would a user log-in get a significantly higher transfer rate than root?

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August 26, 2008 5:02:04 PM

Obviously to stop you logging on as root. Good security!

Seriously - no idea. I've never seen this sort of behaviour with a single disk.
August 27, 2008 5:02:28 PM

Try creating another user in the root group and testing with that. You can get some systems that tweak application / background process priority although I'd never heard of it in BSD...
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