Slow backup and kernel upgrade.

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Slow backup and kernel upgrade.

I have a DL360 with dual 1266MHz processors, 2GB memory, and two 18.2 GB hard drives mirrored using the integrated controller. Partitions are formatted as ext3.

I have noticed that the backup is up to 10 times slower than similar systems we have using ext2 instead of ext3. I am not utilizing any of the journaling capabilities of the filesystem.

In addition, I have tried to upgrade the kernel from 2.4.7-10smp to 2.4.9-34smp. I have tried using RHN and building one manually. In each case, the machine hangs after the "Uncompressing linux..." message comes up on the console. I have tried booting with 2.4.9-34 kernel with similar results.

Disk Config:[jzimmer@la_app2 jzimmer]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/ida/c0d0p2 3.8G 2.9G 768M 80% /
/dev/ida/c0d0p7 6.4G 414M 5.6G 7% /opt
none 1.0G 0 1.0G 0% /dev/shm
/dev/ida/c0d0p6 2.5G 134M 2.2G 6% /var
[jzimmer@la_app2 jzimmer]$ mount
/dev/ida/c0d0p2 on /