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I have seen that there is performance problems when there is some files
in a directory and data is being added in the files.
Are the files franmented?
Go to a directory where the files are listed, and
xfs_bmap -v * | less
Check out the results.
Sascha Nitsch escribió:
> I'm observing a rather strange behaviour of the filesystem cache algorithm.
> I have a server running the following app scenario:
> A filesystem tree with a depth of 7 directories and 4 character directory
> In the deepest directories are files.
> filesize from 100 bytes to 5kb.
> Filesystem is XFS.
> The app creates dirs in the tree and reads/writes files into the deepest dirs
> in the tree.
> CPU: Dual Xeon 3.0 Ghz w/HT 512KB cache each, 2GB RAM, SCSI-HDD 15k RPM
> The first while, all is fine and extremely fast. After a while the buffer
> is about 3.5 MB
> and cache size about 618 MB.
> Until that moment ~445000 directories and ~106000 files have been created
> Thats where the weird behaviour starts.
> The buffer size drops to ~200 kb and cache size starts decreasing fast.
> This results in a drastic performace drop in my app.
> (avg. read/write times increase from 0.3ms to 4ms)
> not a constant increase, a jumping increase. During the next while it
> constantly gets slower (19ms and more).
> After running a while (with still reducing cache size) the buffer size stays
> ~700kb and cache about 400 MB. Performane is terrible. Way slower than
> starting up with no cache.
> restarting the app makes no change, neither remounting the partition.
> cmd to create the fs:
> mkfs.xfs -b size=512 -i maxpct=0 -l version=2 -n size=16k /dev/sdc
> mounting with
> mount /dev/sdc /data
> I'm open for suggestion on mkfs calls, mount options and kernel tuning via
> I have a testcase to reproduce the problem. It happens after ~45 minutes.
> xfs_info /data/
> meta-data=/data isize=256 agcount=16, agsize=8960921 blks
> = sectsz=512
> data = bsize=512 blocks=143374736, imaxpct=0
> = sunit=0 swidth=0 blks, unwritten=1
> naming =version 2 bsize=16384
> log =internal bsize=512 blocks=65536, version=2
> = sectsz=512 sunit=0 blks
> realtime =none extsz=65536 blocks=0, rtextents=0
> a 2.6.9-34.0.2.ELsmp #1 SMP Mon Jul 17 21:41:41 CDT 2006 i686 i686 i386
> filesystem usage is < 1%
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