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Re: Improving XFS file system inode performance

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Improving XFS file system inode performance
From: Jesse Stroik <jstroik@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 08:49:35 -0600
Cc: Emmanuel Florac <eflorac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Linux XFS <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Thanks. This is precisely what I was looking for. I'll let you know how it turns out.

As this file system is likely to continue to increase in number of files at a fairly rapid rate, we're going to need a long term strategy. I suspect it may be necessary in the near future to double or quadruple the memory to 32GB or 64GB, but the uncertainty in the formula makes me nervous.

For a situation like this, it would be ideal if we could specify an inode cache size.


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