On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 09:44:04PM +0200, Benjamin Schindler wrote:
> Since upgrading to newer kernels I have serious problems with xfs
> performance on my root fs.
> It runs on a software raid 0 with 2 disks. On the same two disks, there
> are two more partitions running a software raid-1 with ext3. On the ext3
> system, I have no issue, so I assume the drives are fine.
> But on the xfs filesystem, extracting a linux kernel archive takes 5
> minutes or more, running ldconfig similarily long. The harddrives are
> I'm running gentoo linux with kernel 2.6.38-gentoo-r1. I'm attaching the
> kernel config but I guess more info is needed - just let me know what is
more than likely your problem is that barriers have been enabled for
MD/DM devices on the new kernel, and they aren't on the old kernel.
XFS uses barriers by default, ext3 does not. Hence XFS performance
will change while ext3 will not. Check dmesg output when mounting
the filesystems on the different kernels.