Performance increase through bigger readahead buffers

You can get the current settings of your harddrives with: blockdev --report. This will report all settings of all your currently attached harddrives. The default value for the readahead buffer in linux 256, so by increasing this to 1024 we can get a better read...

Performance tuning in fs

Small hack, but gives the CPU and I/O systems less work. If you disable the updating of the access timestamp, you will gain some performance increase. mount -o remount,noatime,nodiratime