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Re: Small files perform much faster on newly formatted fs?

To: Norbert Veber <nveber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Small files perform much faster on newly formatted fs?
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:52:30 -0500
Cc: Michael Monnerie <michael.monnerie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20110608122638.GQ28625@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20110607163742.GH28625@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <201106080911.11286@xxxxxx> <20110608122638.GQ28625@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On 6/8/11 7:26 AM, Norbert Veber wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 09:11:10AM +0200, Michael Monnerie wrote:
>> On Dienstag, 7. Juni 2011 Norbert Veber wrote:
>>> 20 seconds vs 3+ minutes?!  The only difference I can see is
>>> lazy-count=1 and a larger agcount.  Sunit and swidth were also set
>>> automatically by mkfs this time.
>> Then retry mounting the old fs with sunit= and swidth= parameters. Are 
>> they on the same disks? What are your disks (number, kind)?
> Yes its already mounted this way as I mentioned in my original message:
> /dev/mapper/vg0-shared on /shared type xfs (rw,noatime,sunit=128,swidth=256)
> Both filesystems are on the same MD raid 5 which consists of 3 1 tb WD
> Black hard drive.

The 2 filesystems are at different locations on the disks, so that will make
some difference.

It's probably also possible that your old log is not stripe-aligned.

Not sure what else it might be ...  You did get the units right on your
stripe specification at mount-time, good job! ;)


> Thanks,
> Norbert
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