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From David Van Couvering <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Assigned: (DERBY-1664) Derby startup time is too slow
Date Fri, 11 Aug 2006 16:47:05 GMT
Great, thanks!

David

Sunitha Kambhampati wrote:
> David Van Couvering wrote:
> 
>> Dumb sysadmin question: on Solaris, XP, and Linux, how do you find out 
>> if your system is syncing to disk or not?
>>
> For Linux:  Use hdparm -W0 on all your drives to turn write cache off.
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Use_hdparm_to_improve_IDE_device_performance#Write-Caching_-W

> 
> 
> For Windows (2k) I'd expect something similar for XP.
> go to My Computer -> Right click on Manage --> In computer management 
> --> Device Manager --> Pick Disk Drives ---> Right click on the Disk, go 
> to Properties --> Pick the disk properties tab and you should see a 
> checkbox with writecache enabled.
> 
> I dont know about Solaris.
> 
> HTH,
> Sunitha.
> 
> 
> 

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