Tag: ata_piix
Turning On NCQ Queing On ICH7 Chipsets With Linux
11 Aug2006

Recently we’ve got critical load on one of our new free web hosting servers that handles millions of hits per day. When I’ve tried to analyze how to get more performance from that servers, I noted that these servers has ICH7 chipsets and Seagate SATA drives with NCQ support… But in closer view I noticed, that NCQ support is not enabled on our servers with ata_piix IDE driver. So, I decided that it would be great to enable NCQ and take a look what will happen with performance (it was obvious, that performance should increase)…

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