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Re: [Linux-cluster] How does caching work in GFS1?



Hi,

On Fri, 2010-08-20 at 09:34 -0700, Peter Schobel wrote:
> Update on the use case: The main headache for our developers is the
> intellisense feature in the graphical ide which suffers from the
> performance problem.
> 
> Peter

Just a hunch but does that use i/dnotify or something along those lines?
That is common in GUIs and not supported on gfs/gfs2, although the
chances are that it will work for local fs modificatons only,

Steve.

> ~
> 
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 2:35 PM, Jeff Sturm <jeff sturm eprize com> wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com
> > [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com]
> >> On Behalf Of Peter Schobel
> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:28 PM
> >> To: linux clustering
> >> Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] How does caching work in GFS1?
> >>
> >> Increasing demote_secs did not seem to have an appreciable effect.
> >
> > We run some hosts with demote_secs=86400, for what it's worth.  They
> > tend to go through a "cold start" each morning, but are responsive for
> > the remainder of the day.
> >
> >> The du command is a simplification of the use case. Our developers run
> >> scripts which make tags in source code directories which require
> >> stat'ing the files.
> >
> > Gotcha.  I don't have many good suggestions for version control, but I
> > can offer commiseration.  Some systems are worse than others.
> > (Subversion for instance tends to create lots of little lock files, and
> > performs very poorly on just about every filesystem we've tried.)
> >
> > How much RAM do you have?  All filesystems like plenty of cache.
> >
> > One thing you can do is run "gfs_tool counters <mount-point>" a few
> > times during your 20GB test, that may give you some insight.  For
> > example, does the number of locks increase steadily or does it plateau?
> > Does it abruptly drop following the test?  Does the "glocks reclaimed"
> > number accumulate rapidly?  When locks are held, stat() operations tend
> > to be very fast.  When a lock has to be obtained, that's when they are
> > slow.
> >
> > (Any cluster engineers out there, feel free to tell me if any of this is
> > right or wrong--I've had to base my understanding of GFS on a lot of
> > experimentation and empirical evidence, not on a deep understanding of
> > the software.)
> >
> > -Jeff
> >
> >
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