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Re: [dm-devel] 2.6 device mapper performance?

u have too many chances here. so hard to blame any one. suggest u to
test it one by one if possible.

for example, have same box run 2.4 and 2.6, test performance on volume
first before run xfs, and samba.


On Wed, 2006-03-08 at 16:49 -0800, Ken Hwang wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not sure I should ask this question here, if this is not the place then
> I apologize. I have a home made NAS with Linux. I use evms to create volume,
> put xfs on top of it, and then use samba to share it with Windows clients.
> When I was using kernel 2.4 with all the needed patches I could get netbench
> 106Mbps with 4 clients, and 95Mbps with 8 clients. Recently I upgraded the
> same hardware to kernel 2.6 (I also upgraded the related application such as
> samba, xfs utility, and dmsetup accordingly). Then I ran netbench again and
> got 80Mbps with 4 clients, 53Mbps with 8 clients. Which drop almost 80% (95
> vs 53) in 8 clients case.
> I then  make and mount xfs on another raid5 (which uses the same disk but on
> different partitions) and found it got better performance (95Mbps with 4
> clients, 85Mbps with 8 clients). In brief:
> xfs volume on raid5 md/md1 on sda6/sdb6/sdc6/sdd6 netbench: 95/85Mbps
> xfs volume on EVMS volume /dev/evms/volume1 on raid5 md/md3 on
> sda8/sdb8/sdc8/sdd8: 80/53Mbps
> Do you think the slow down (85 to 53Mbps) was caused by device mapper?
> Please advice.
> Ken
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