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