[Linux-cluster] GFS2 tuning recommendations on RHEL 5.3

Steven Whitehouse swhiteho at redhat.com
Tue Jan 13 21:00:24 UTC 2009


On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 18:44 -0200, Ramiro Blanco wrote:
> 2009/1/13 Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho at redhat.com>
>           <snip>
>         It looks like you won't really need to do a lot of tuning, it
>         should be
>         ok on defaults. The only issue is how often the various
>         processes
>         running on different nodes try to access the same data files.
>         Provided
>         its not too often, then everything should be fine,
> Which kind of tunning would require in case of very often access to
> same data?
>  Cheers,
Ideally you want to arrange the application so that you are not pushing
the cache from node to node too often. So it depends on the application
rather than the filesystem. The classic example is running a mail server
with lots of small files in the same directory, and the solution is to
have a number of separate directories. The issue in that case is that
creating and deleting files requires exclusive access to the directory
in which the files are being created and deleted and thus the
application has to lay out its files such that all the nodes are not all
trying to do that in just one single directory at once.

It can make a huge difference to performance, and its not something
which can really be fixed at a filesystem level,


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