On Sat, Jun 04, 2011 at 03:14:53AM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> On 6/3/2011 10:59 AM, Paul Anderson wrote:
> > Not sure what I can do about the log - man page says xfs_growfs
> > doesn't implement log moving. I can rebuild the filesystems, but for
> > the one mentioned in this theread, this will take a long time.
> See the logdev mount option. Using two mirrored drives was recommended,
> I'd go a step further and use two quality "consumer grade", i.e. MLC
> based, SSDs, such as:
> Rated at 50K 4K write IOPS, about 150 times greater than a 15K SAS drive.
If you are using delayed logging, then a pair of mirrored 7200rpm
SAS or SATA drives would be sufficient for most workloads as the log
bandwidth rarely gets above 50MB/s in normal operation.
If you have fsync heavy workloads, or are not using delayed logging,
then you really need to use the RAID5/6 device behind a BBWC because
the log is -seriously- bandwidth intensive. I can drive >500MB/s of
log throughput on metadata intensive workloads on 2.6.39 when not
using delayed logging or I'm regularly forcing the log via fsync.
You sure as hell don't want to be running a sustained long term
write load like that on consumer grade SSDs.....