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Re: [linux-lvm] cache buffer size



On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 08:28:06AM +0900, Miwako Nakai wrote:
> Thank you, Mr.Mauelshagen
> 
> JFS can not have fixed block size. But I heard from JFS group in IBM
> that on 2.5 or later it will be improved. I do not know JFS will have
> fixed block size or not. They said 'improved'.

Didn't know that as a JFS no-user :)
Fixed block sizes is a suboptimal solution for the various io
needs of a filesystem (think small metedata and large data io).

If they do io with varying blocksizes, that would explain the MD RAID5
behaviour already. No way to avoid it in your combination for now then
I guess.


> 
> I think LVM(2?) will be able to handle non-consitant block size on
> 2.5 well.

Yes.

Regards,
Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --


> 
> "Heinz J . Mauelshagen" wrote:
> > 
> > On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 12:07:40PM +0900, Miwako Nakai wrote:
> > > I'm using jfs on lvm/raid5 with snapshot.
> > >
> > > When I copy file, it happens frequently
> > > 'raid5: switching cache buffer size XXX -> XXX'.
> > > This message appears to syslog. It caused speed down to access disks.
> > > So, I cut this message. It's seemed ok.
> > 
> > Could be filesystems with different blocksizes accessing the underlying
> > raid5 md through LVM constantly forcing the raid5 stripe cache to be flushed.
> > If that's the case, you want to put filesystems of the _same_ blocksize
> > onto all of the logical volumes allocated to the raid5 device.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --
> > 
> > >
> > > But it's still going to switch cache buffer size. I think it cost
> > > some cpu time. When switching buffer cache size, it always happen
> > > reflushing memories.
> > >
> > > I want to fix buffer size. What shall I do?
> > > I asked JFS group. But they do nothing about cache buffer.
> > >
> > > kernel 2.4.20-pre10-ac2
> > > lvm    1.0.5
> > > jfs    1.0.23
> > >
> > > --
> > > nakai ezinc com
> --
> nakai ezinc com
> 
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