On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 23:51 -0800, Ron Mayer wrote:
> Any advice for settings for extremely IO constrained systems?
> A demo I've set up for sales seems to be spending much of it's time in
> disk wait states.
> The particular system I'm working with is:
> Ext3 on Debian inside Microsoft VirtualPC on NTFS
> on WindowsXP on laptops of our sales team.
As this is only for demo purposes, you might consider turning fsync off,
although I have no idea if it would have any effect on your setup.