Slow UltraDMA using tar

Sean Garagan (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 11:16:56 -0300

Good day,

I have noticed that untar'ing a file on an UltraDMA HD seems to be extremely
slow. Doing an untar with Apache-1.3.1.tar.gz took almost two minutes while
untar on the kernel source took much longer.

Some specs:
WD 6.4G UltraDMA HD
Chipset 440BX
Pentium II 350MHz
128M 100MHz SDRAM
Linux 2.0.3[45]
RedHat 5.0
tar 1.12


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