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Re: [linux-lvm] performance writing to an lv with no file system



Howard,

the raw throughput you report is likely caused by io bus saturation
and as Patrick mentioned the variation by caching.

Check your io configuration if saturation is an issue.

Regards,
Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 10:21:24PM -0400, Howard Clifford wrote:
> Heinz,
> 
> Thank you for the response.
> 
> My logical volume is striped - 7 ways.
> 
> I am writing to the lv with a simple c program I wrote.
> 
> Each write is 7*stripesize, which in this case is 28 blocks.
> 
> Any thoughts on how I can get top speeds without mounting and unmounting 
>   the volume?
> 
> Thanks,
> Howie
> 
> 
>  > Howard,
> 
>  > what's the LV layout (linear/striped ?).
>  > How do you write to the LV (dd or soemthing).
>  > What's the write pattern (sequential ? block size ?)
> 
>  > 80MB/sec raw sounds like you use a striped LV.
> 
> 
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 12:08:34PM -0400, Howard Clifford wrote:
>  > I built a 7 disk vg and put 1 lv on it.  I do not want to mount a file
>  > system.
>  > I just want to write directly to the disk device, /dev/vg1/vol1.
>  >
>  > My write performance has an odd behavior.
>  > If after booting I write to the volume I get roughly 175MB/sec.
>  > If after booting I do a mke2fs on the volume, mount it, umount it, then
>  > write to the volume I get roughly 230 MB/sec.
>  >
>  > Any ideas?  How can I get top speed without first mounting then
>  > umounting the volume?
>  > By the way, I tried binding a raw device to the lv and got very bad
>  > performance; around 80 MB/sec.  Would that be expected?
>  >
>  > (I'm using redhat 9.0 -> lvm-1.0.3-12)
>  >
>  > Thanks...
>  >
>  >
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