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Re: IDEA: Shortening boot-time

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 02:13, Arjan van de Ven <arjanv redhat com> wrote:
> if you really want you can get 2x but it involves a disk-layout change
> (unfortunately the linux raid1 layout isn't designed for getting > 1x
> throughput for single threaded reads)
> small change... but.. well the pain of a layout change is probably not
> worth it

What is the change required to Linux RAID-1?

Why does disk layout even matter?  If a test involves only reads then it 
shouldn't matter where the data is, for two processes doing reads at the same 
time the performance should be about double with two disks regardless of 

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