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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM Overhead



Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Chris Cox schrieb:
>> Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am wanting to use LVM behind an iet iscsi target and I am wondering
>>> how much overhead if any does LVM add? Would the performance degrade
>>> any, currently I am exporting full unpartitioned discs and am happy with
>>> the performance. From what I am reading now, I would likely partition
>>> the physical discs and use that in LVM then export a volume.
>>
>> Overhead is negligible.  I haven't seen any impact at all.
> 
> Quite the contrary - unless the default settings are not changed.
> 
> 
> By default, the readahead values for LVM volumes is quite low / for
> iSCSI, I always have to change it to get acceptable performance (one
> might want to replace the $HOSTNAME with the name of the PV, or define a
> separate list; "setra" values might need some experimenting, too):
> 
> 
> LVMS=$(/bin/ls /dev/$HOSTNAME/)
> 
> for LVM in $LVMS
>     do
>         blockdev --setra 16384 /dev/$HOSTNAME/$LVM
>     done
> 
> 

Hmmm, perhaps for iSCSI.  But using fibre SAN, I saturate my
2Gbps link (almost 200MB/sec).


-- 
Chris Cox
Sr. Unix Sys Admin


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