On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 04:45:03PM -0300, Jo?o_Carlos_Mendes_Lu?s wrote:
I'd say that you have to check which CCD chunk size is best for
your needs. The manual for vinum recommends avoiding chunk sized to a
power of two, which is probably the first big mistake of everybody.
Try mounting with option noatime, if you haven't already. And use
the largest block size possible when formatting. Last time I read about
there was a limit of 16384, but I would expect better performance for
large file with 64k blocks (and 8k frags).
If you don't have a need for safety on the files, you could try
mount async and measure if it suits better you need for performance than
softupdates. Sometimes softupdates is faster, and it is always safer.
All good ideas except the issue is bandwidth performance across the
I am seeing the same thing (and Kristofer and I have been working
together, kinda, on this). It is as if I/O is being preferred for
writing vs reading, very weird.
His 5 disk stripe (well, it used to be five when I managed the
machine) should not have issues, but this recently begun happening
both on his systems and some of mine.
Did you make a software upgrade recently? This could point to some
changes in the device driver. If this is the case, them a downgrade
Indeed, I would expect that, if both happened at the same time,
write should have more preference than read. This would release buffers
faster and keep sensible data in RAM for the minimum time possible. Of
course, only after softupdates have released the data for writing, at
the block device level.