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Re: [linux-lvm] Testing the new LVM cache feature

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 10:04:22AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 05:58:15PM -0400, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> > On Thu, May 29 2014 at  5:19pm -0400, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> > > I'm concerned that would delete all the data on the origin LV ...
> > 
> > OK, but how are you testing with fio at this point?  Doesn't that
> > destroy data too?
> I'm testing with files.  This matches my final configuration which is
> to use qcow2 files on an ext4 filesystem to store the VM disk images.
> I set read_promote_adjustment == write_promote_adjustment == 1 and ran
> fio 6 times, reusing the same test files.
> It is faster than HDD (slower layer), but still much slower than the
> SSD (fast layer).  Across the fio runs it's about 5 times slower than
> the SSD, and the times don't improve at all over the runs.  (It is
> more than twice as fast as the HDD though).
> Somehow something is not working as I expected.

Additionally, I ran this command 5 times:

md5sum virt.*   # the test files

and then reran the fio test.  Since I have read_promote_adjustment == 1,
I would expect that these files should be promoted to the fast layer
by reading them several times.

However the results are still the same.  It's about twice as fast as
the HDDs, but 5 times slower than with the SDD.

Are there additional diagnostic commands I can use?


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