Bananian Linux

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0000208Bananian Linux[All Projects] Hardwarepublic2016-04-28 09:012016-05-14 10:37
Assigned ToNico 
StatusclosedResolutionunable to reproduce 
Product Version16.04 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000208: USB transfers slow with Bananian 16.04 (was > 20MB/s with 15.08, now 1MB/s with 16.04)
DescriptionAs stated in summary I noticed a significant loss of transfer speed with the new Bananian 16.04 (Kernel issue?)

Read and write speed slowed down to about 5% of expected speed.

I happened after the update.

Sourcefile taken from a SSD attached to SATA port.
Target was an USB attached ext4 formatted 2,5" Intenso HDD. Tried with 2 different HDDs on both USB ports.

Never got more than 2 MB/s. Most of the time 1MB/s.

(Very annoying as this is my NAS with video files on it.)

Issue 0000207 ( [^]) can be closed as I supposed it to be a network issue first.
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Nico (manager)
2016-04-28 18:45
edited on: 2016-04-28 18:46


I cannnot reproduce the issue with Bananain 16.04.
I have tried the following:
root@bananapi ~ # dd if=dumpfile of=/mnt/test bs=1M
100+0 records in
100+0 records out
104857600 bytes (105 MB) copied, 3.54317 s, 29.6 MB/s

(/mnt/test is a USB pen drive formatted with ext4)

Then I've installed nfs-kernel-server and exported /mnt:

I've mounted it on another machine (Xubuntu 16.04) and:
root@nico-desktop /mnt # dd if=test of=/root/blabla bs=1M
100+0 Datens├Ątze ein
100+0 Datens├Ątze aus
104857600 bytes (105 MB, 100 MiB) copied, 8,92271 s, 11,8 MB/s

(100 Mbit/s Ethernet)

Plese describe your configuration in detail and provide steps to reproduce the issue.

peter (reporter)
2016-04-28 19:41
edited on: 2016-04-28 19:43

Meanwhile during my tests the bananapi hung completely so I had to do a cold boot with separating from power.
I did a fsck afterwards on all drives.

My USB test disk now has normal speed but the other disk is still slow.

The diffenrence is that the slow disk is a 2 GB intenso 2,5" in a USB-3(!) external case
The "speedy"-test-disk an intenso 1 GB 2,5" in an external USB-2 case.

I'm moved my files from USB-3 disk to the USB-2 disk with both drives attached to my laptop performing with about 40MB/s, so I guess the disks are alright.

Maybe there's an issue with USB-3 devices attached to the bananapi USB2 port?
But if I'm the only one experiencing this problem and you cannot reproduce it, please don't investigate any further.

Nico (manager)
2016-04-28 19:50

I did use a USB 3.0 pen drive for testing. I will do some more testing during the weekend.
peter (reporter)
2016-04-30 11:48

After 1 day with the USB2 intenso disk I recognized that it is faster in response and in transfer speed than the USB3 disk.
It is even faster than in the "good old times" of the USB-3 disk. :-) I'll stay with that drive.

I forgot to mention that I got some of the "ata1 link is slow to respond please be patient (ready=0)" messages in dmesg with the USB-3 drive after I switched to 16.04.

Sometimes I wasn't able to boot with the USB-3 drive. 15.08 and 16.04. The drive wasn't detected.

I suppose that it has something to do with the power supply. Maybe on the edge of specification? To little power for the USB-3 drive???

If you cannot reporoduce hte behaviour then please close this ticket.

Nico (manager)
2016-04-30 11:51

Which board do you have? M1? Pro? M1+? R1?
Nico (manager)
2016-05-14 10:37

unable to reproduce and no feedback,

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-04-28 09:01 peter New Issue
2016-04-28 18:25 Nico Assigned To => Nico
2016-04-28 18:25 Nico Status new => assigned
2016-04-28 18:45 Nico Note Added: 0000370
2016-04-28 18:46 Nico Note Edited: 0000370 View Revisions
2016-04-28 19:41 peter Note Added: 0000371
2016-04-28 19:43 peter Note Edited: 0000371 View Revisions
2016-04-28 19:50 Nico Note Added: 0000372
2016-04-30 11:48 peter Note Added: 0000376
2016-04-30 11:51 Nico Note Added: 0000377
2016-05-14 10:37 Nico Note Added: 0000383
2016-05-14 10:37 Nico Status assigned => closed
2016-05-14 10:37 Nico Resolution open => unable to reproduce

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