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[linux-lvm] Re: [Announce] device-mapper beta3 (fast snapshots)



On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 12:31, Joe Thornber wrote:

> > Joe, are you absolutely sure these tests had the disk cache disabled?  That's
> > the only hardware thing I can think of that would make a difference.
> 
> Absolutely sure.  Those figures were for a pair of PVs that were
> sharing an IDE cable so I can certainly get things moving faster.

Some IDE drives ignore commands to turn off the write back cache, or
turn it back on when load gets high.

Try iozone -s 50M -i 0 -o with writeback on and off.  If you get the
same answer the benchmarks are suspect....

-chris





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