On a single spindle:
$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=8k count=2000000
2000000+0 records in
2000000+0 records out
None of my drives are partitioned big enough for me to create 2x RAM
sized files on a single disk. I have 16MB RAM and only 36GB drives.
But here are some number for my 12-disk lvm2 striped volume.
$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile3 bs=8k count=4000000
4000000+0 records in
4000000+0 records out
On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 16:14:47 -0700
"Luke Lonergan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> At what rate does your disk setup write sequential data, e.g.:
> time dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=8k count=500000
> (sized for 2x RAM on a system with 2GB)
> BTW - the Compaq smartarray controllers are pretty broken on Linux from a
> performance standpoint in our experience. We've had disastrously bad
> results from the SmartArray 5i and 6 controllers on kernels from 2.4 ->
> 2.6.10, on the order of 20MB/s.
> For comparison, the results on our dual opteron with a single LSI SCSI
> controller with software RAID0 on a 2.6.10 kernel:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] dbfast]$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=8k
> 500000+0 records in
> 500000+0 records out
> real 0m24.702s
> user 0m0.077s
> sys 0m8.794s
> Which calculates out to about 161MB/s.
> - Luke
> On 7/21/05 2:55 PM, "Mark Wong" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I just ran through a few tests with the v14 patch against 100GB of data
> > from dbt3 and found a 30% improvement; 3.6 hours vs 5.3 hours. Just to
> > give a few details, I only loaded data and started a COPY in parallel
> > for each the data files:
> > http://www.testing.osdl.org/projects/dbt3testing/results/fast_copy/
> > Here's a visual of my disk layout, for those familiar with the database
> > schema:
> > http://www.testing.osdl.org/projects/dbt3testing/results/fast_copy/layout-dev4
> > -010-dbt3.html
> > I have 6 arrays of fourteen 15k rpm drives in a split-bus configuration
> > attached to a 4-way itanium2 via 6 compaq smartarray pci-x controllers.
> > Let me know if you have any questions.
> > Mark
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