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Tweaking/Optimizing MD RAID: 195MB/s write, 181MB/s read (so far)

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Subject: Tweaking/Optimizing MD RAID: 195MB/s write, 181MB/s read (so far)
From: Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 18:05:36 -0500 (EST)
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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With 4 Raptor 150s & XFS (default XFS options):

# Stripe tests:
echo 8192 > /sys/block/md3/md/stripe_cache_size

# DD TESTS [WRITE]

DEFAULT:
$ dd if=/dev/zero of=10gb.no.optimizations.out bs=1M count=10240
10240+0 records in
10240+0 records out
10737418240 bytes (11 GB) copied, 96.6988 seconds, 111 MB/s

8192 STRIPE CACHE
$ dd if=/dev/zero of=10gb.8192k.stripe.out bs=1M count=10240
10240+0 records in
10240+0 records out
10737418240 bytes (11 GB) copied, 55.0628 seconds, 195 MB/s
$

16384 STRIPE CACHE
$ dd if=/dev/zero of=10gb.16384k.stripe.out bs=1M count=10240
10240+0 records in
10240+0 records out
10737418240 bytes (11 GB) copied, 56.2793 seconds, 191 MB/s

# DD TESTS [READ]

DEFAULT:
$ dd if=10gb.16384k.stripe.out of=/dev/null bs=1M
298+0 records in
297+0 records out
311427072 bytes (311 MB) copied, 3.5453 seconds, 87.8 MB/s

2048K READ AHEAD
$ dd if=10gb.16384k.stripe.out of=/dev/null bs=1M
10240+0 records in
10240+0 records out
10737418240 bytes (11 GB) copied, 85.4632 seconds, 126 MB/s

8192K READ AHEAD
$ dd if=10gb.16384k.stripe.out of=/dev/null bs=1M
10240+0 records in
10240+0 records out
10737418240 bytes (11 GB) copied, 64.9454 seconds, 165 MB/s

16384K READ AHEAD
$ dd if=10gb.16384k.stripe.out of=/dev/null bs=1M
10240+0 records in
10240+0 records out
10737418240 bytes (11 GB) copied, 59.3119 seconds, 181 MB/s



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