[Gllug] What are the best practices for Linux partitioning & Mount points for Production systems

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Wed Mar 7 00:36:20 UTC 2012

On 6 Mar 2012, Keith Edmunds verbalised:

>> > I have not noticed a significant performance difference in disk access
>> > speeds relating to the external vs internal tracks on a platter.  
>> There is a significant difference, often as much as a factor of two.
> I'm surprised. Do you have a source for that statement?

Hang on. I think there may have been a misreading here. I (and the OP, I
think) are talking about linear read bandwidth, not seek time. Seek time
is roughly constant per cylinder across disks, IIRC: I have never
measured this.

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