> I've got cutomer with really huge RAM, now it's:
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 3102111 3052596 49515 208801 992 2961185
> -/+ buffers/cache: 90418 3011693
> Swap: 8191 1 8190
> (free -m)
> and before it was twice more (6TB).
> and trying to figure out how to set dirty_ratio & dirty_background_ratio
> parameters. Even for normal sized server those default sizes are to high,
> but now would be ridiculously huge, respectively 1,24TB and 300GB.
> I'm thinking about 1 percent for dirty_ratio and not using
> dirty_background_ratio because it's not possible to set it below 1% but to
> set dirty_background_bytes instead to about 1-2GB.
> Maybe someone has got other experience with RAM of this size and those
Yes, you should set vm.dirty_background_bytes and vm.dirty_bytes
and not use the *_ratio settings.
2 GB for vm.dirty_background_bytes and 1 GB for vm.dirty_bytes sounds fine.
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