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[dm-devel] missing /sys/block/dm-*/queue




Sorry if this is the wrong contact to ask this

I am running RHEL 5.5 w/ device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-34.el5

I am trying to tune my disks for better performance with the settings

  echo 2048 > /sys/block/$bdev/queue/read_ahead_kb
  echo 64 > /sys/block/$bdev/queue/nr_requests
  echo deadline > /sys/block/$bdev/queue/scheduler
  echo 8192 > /sys/block/$bdev/queue/max_sectors_kb

On the individual disk when I do this I get a big jump in read performance of nearly 2x

# dd if=/dev/sdig bs=1024k of=/dev/null skip=3000 count=3000
3000+0 records in
3000+0 records out
3145728000 bytes (3.1 GB) copied, 13.8672 seconds, 227 MB/s

# dd if=/dev/sdig bs=1024k of=/dev/null skip=9000 count=3000
3000+0 records in
3000+0 records out
3145728000 bytes (3.1 GB) copied, 7.70806 seconds, 408 MB/s

So /dev/sdig is part of a multipath

# ls -l /sys/block/dm-119/slaves/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 May 14 12:14 sdez -> ../../../block/sdez
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 May 14 12:14 sdif -> ../../../block/sdif

I apply the tuning to both sdez and sdif, however, when I do the
dd read test on the dm device, it is still slow

# dd if=/dev/dm-119 bs=1024k of=/dev/null skip=18000 count=3000
3000+0 records in
3000+0 records out
3145728000 bytes (3.1 GB) copied, 15.1546 seconds, 208 MB/s

Fine, I need to apply the tuning to the dm-119 device itself.  But there
is no queue sub dir in /sys/block/dm-119

# ls /sys/block/dm-119
dev  holders  range  removable  size  slaves  stat  subsystem  uevent


So how do I tune the multipath device itself?

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Paul Raines                email: raines at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu
MGH/MIT/HMS Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
149 (2301) 13th Street     Charlestown, MA 02129	    USA



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