I have a couple of medium-sized file systems on an ftp server (10TB file
system mounted within a 20TB file system). The load on these file
systems is getting pretty high because we have many users mirroring
datasets from the server. As far as I can tell, the main issue is with
inode performance. For example, an 'ls' on a directory may take 20
seconds to complete. At any given time, there is > 50 ftp STAT, LIST or
NLST commands some of which list entire directories or wildcards.
Sadly, the file system was created with 32 bit inodes. I've remounted
it with the inode64 option, but I assume performance will be boosted
primarily when old files are replaced with new files. Is there anything
I can do to improve performance now?
I'm also using noatime and logbufs=8.
Performance was fine before the file system was filled -- last week ~8TB
showed up and filled the 20TB file system. Since, it has been
I'd also be interested in inode cache tuning options specific to XFS.
i've been having trouble finding documentation on this particular issue.
This is a production file system so please frame your suggestions with
respect to that. It is a RHEL 5.5 system running xfsprogs-184.108.40.206
centos and redhat kernel version 2.6.18-194.17.1 which includes a
variety of backported xfs fixes.