[linux-lvm] LVM2 seems to chop performance by 33%

Stuart Harper StuartHarper at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Jun 10 15:05:47 UTC 2004

While doing backups of my LVM2 drive, I've found that setting the DD block 
size to 4096 greatly improved my performance. Formerly, DDs on my 240G LVM 
were taking 23hrs to complete with a block size of 512 or 1024. The same 
volume now takes less than 2 hours with a block size of 4096. Large numbers 
did not seem to increase DD speed.

On Thursday 10 June 2004 10:25 am, David Greaves wrote:
> 65Mb/s on the raid5 device
> 44Mb/s on the lv
> Is this expected?
> Kernel 2.6.6
> representative dd's:
> cu:/huge/editing/tmp# time dd if=/dev/video_vg/video_lv of=/dev/null
> bs=1024k count=4k
> David

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