Re: terrible HD I/O speed on laptops where hdb is the CD (inspiron 8200)

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On Fri, 2006-12-15 at 23:45 -0500, Peter Teuben wrote:
> But the basic problem is that in order for desktops to "automatically"
> detect that a CD has been added/removed, it has to poll /dev/hdb, but
> poor little /dev/hda is then interrupted, at least on a Dell 8200 this
> causes the HD performance to go down by about a factor 2-4.

Not familiar with that model, but I'm presuming it's not possible to
move the CD onto a different IDE port?

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