I am developing a system to stream very large uncompressed videofiles
which are about 1,5TB.
I need a bandwith of 195MB/s.
my system is now:
3ware escalade controller 12 s-ata harddisks, seagate barracuda 7200.7 -
120GB - SCSI
when I do different tests with bonnie++ I get very good results for a
2GB file, readperformance 249mb/s,
but when the files get larger the speed is going down significantly.
at 10GB - 216MB/s
at 100GB - 187MB/s
at 1TB - 161MB/s
the write performance stays at 183MB/s any time, up to 1TB.
As my harddisk have a sustained rate of 32-50 MB/s it should not be the
case that they influence the results.
I am now thinking maybe the filesystem influences the result when the
disks are getting fuller. I thought also about that the logfiles get
bigger and bigger and that maybe a reason.
I had a look if its possible to switch of the logging completely (there
is no reason to have it because I just have one file) , but I think its
not possible with xfs.
Is there a special parameter configuration for having just one file at
this size (1,5TB)