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From: Al Boldi <a1426z@gawab.com>
To: Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz@lucidpixels.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-raid@vger.kernel.org,
	xfs@oss.sgi.com
Subject: Re: Linux Software RAID 5 Performance Optimizations: 2.6.19.1: (211MB/s read & 195MB/s write)
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 09:11:38 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200701130911.38240.a1426z@gawab.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0701121628100.3655@p34.internal.lan>

Justin Piszcz wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jan 2007, Al Boldi wrote:
> > Justin Piszcz wrote:
> > > Btw, max sectors did improve my performance a little bit but
> > > stripe_cache+read_ahead were the main optimizations that made
> > > everything go faster by about ~1.5x.   I have individual bonnie++
> > > benchmarks of [only] the max_sector_kb tests as well, it improved the
> > > times from 8min/bonnie run -> 7min 11 seconds or so, see below and
> > > then after that is what you requested.
> >
> > Can you repeat with /dev/sda only?
>
> For sda-- (is a 74GB raptor only)-- but ok.

Do you get the same results for the 150GB-raptor on sd{e,g,i,k}?

> # uptime
>  16:25:38 up 1 min,  3 users,  load average: 0.23, 0.14, 0.05
> # cat /sys/block/sda/queue/max_sectors_kb
> 512
> # echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
> # dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=1M count=10240
> 10240+0 records in
> 10240+0 records out
> 10737418240 bytes (11 GB) copied, 150.891 seconds, 71.2 MB/s
> # echo 192 > /sys/block/sda/queue/max_sectors_kb
> # echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
> # dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=1M count=10240
> 10240+0 records in
> 10240+0 records out
> 10737418240 bytes (11 GB) copied, 150.192 seconds, 71.5 MB/s
> # echo 128 > /sys/block/sda/queue/max_sectors_kb
> # echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
> # dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=1M count=10240
> 10240+0 records in
> 10240+0 records out
> 10737418240 bytes (11 GB) copied, 150.15 seconds, 71.5 MB/s
>
>
> Does this show anything useful?

Probably a latency issue.  md is highly latency sensitive.

What CPU type/speed do you have?  Bootlog/dmesg?


Thanks!

--
Al


  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-13  6:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-11 23:38 Justin Piszcz
2007-01-12 14:01 ` Michael Tokarev
2007-01-12 14:38   ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-12 17:37     ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-12 19:49       ` Al Boldi
2007-01-12 19:56         ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-12 20:15           ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-12 20:41             ` Bill Davidsen
2007-01-12 21:00             ` Al Boldi
2007-01-12 21:40               ` Justin Piszcz
2007-01-13  6:11                 ` Al Boldi [this message]
2007-01-13  9:40                   ` Justin Piszcz

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