On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 09:15:31AM -0700, Harry Mangalam wrote:
> That's very impressive! How many config iterations did you have to do to get
> this perf?
Not too many I think.. only tried a few tunings of stripe-unit in the
3ware CLI, and scratched my heads a few times to try to understand the
> I'd certainly consider GPFS but I was under the impression that it was only
> available for IBM-branded Linux boxes w/ customized kernels. Can you buy it
> a la carte?
Yes, and maybe even for free from the IBM Scholars programme if you
qualify. But yes, it does require a couple of "GPFS" kernel modules,
which will typically only build for vendor kernels (i.e. not keeping
up with the latest kernel.org releases). We're running a RHEL-3 clone,
so that's not been a problem for us so far.