[linux-lvm] cache buffer size

Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Tue Nov 5 08:15:02 UTC 2002

On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 12:07:40PM +0900, Miwako Nakai wrote:
> I'm using jfs on lvm/raid5 with snapshot.
> When I copy file, it happens frequently
> 'raid5: switching cache buffer size XXX -> XXX'.
> This message appears to syslog. It caused speed down to access disks.
> So, I cut this message. It's seemed ok.

Could be filesystems with different blocksizes accessing the underlying
raid5 md through LVM constantly forcing the raid5 stripe cache to be flushed.
If that's the case, you want to put filesystems of the _same_ blocksize
onto all of the logical volumes allocated to the raid5 device.

Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

> But it's still going to switch cache buffer size. I think it cost
> some cpu time. When switching buffer cache size, it always happen
> reflushing memories.
> I want to fix buffer size. What shall I do?
> I asked JFS group. But they do nothing about cache buffer.
> kernel 2.4.20-pre10-ac2
> lvm    1.0.5
> jfs    1.0.23
> --
> nakai at ezinc.com
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