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Old 30th December 2010
sharris sharris is offline
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Default dd'ing went to pot ...

I don't know where to post this question or who to share this information with since it seems to be an technical issue with FreeBSD 8.1 for i386 and AMD. I read at other forum outside this one, where they say "if you have an technical question, take it to the one out tens of thousands of open source NEWS GROUP where you might get a single response within a year or two" ... heehee .. They lost their minds...

Maybe I can ask/show here. I'm not set-up for FreeBSD 8.0 anymore, but if I remember correctly, dd'ing was near equal in speed with Fedora-12 and Arch-2009-08 ... Btw, both went to pot on many newer machines if you don't use a few tricks. Fedora 13 and 14 no good either.

FreeBSD 8.1 lost something and I bet they know it. (New rule "Sorry your thread is an technical issue and has been closed") ... WTH Linux talks about EVERYTHING. They have nothing to hide. For what I been reading lately, we will never, ever learn anything outside getting something just INSTALLED to work.

Anyway, what's up with this? Any ideas for a repair job?

I notices this tooooo many times in the pass but this time I documented it for proof because I thought it was my imagination sometimes. Machine don't matter... old or new P3-800 - 512MB RAM or Phem-965-QUAD - 8GB RAM, same results.

Hands Down!!! ½ hour for Linux vs 4 ½ hours for FreeBSD 8.1

I did it twice, last night as I sleep and today, as I watch!!!


dd if=/dev/ad4s1 | gzip -c | split -b 3500m - /12/PcBSD-Partiton-dd-By-FreeBSD.gz.

ARCH-2009 - 1,504,432,145,920 bytes - 150GB  =  2118sec  =  35min -  1/2 hour  -  71 MB/s

FBSD  8.1 - 1,504,432,145,920 bytes - 150GB  = 16652sec  = 277min - 4 1/2hour  -  9033694 b/s

293,812,785 + 0  record in
293,812,785 + 0  record out
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