Booting problem

Chris Palmer chris at
Fri Aug 13 16:42:20 PDT 2004

Rakhesh Sasidharan writes:

> Offtopic to this discussion, but would it make any performance
> improvements if I were to have the third disk a secondary master
> instead of a secondary slave? Or to rephrase my question, am I
> "losing" any performace by making a hard-disk a slave instead of a
> master? Just curious ... that's all. 

I believe that if the master is handling IO requests, the slave has to 
wait until the master is done before the slave can do any IO. So if you 
were reading from CDROM and the 3rd disk at the same time, the CDROM 
would take precedence.

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