On 07/26/2011 07:05 AM, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> Did you try using a phy: backend? ie. lvm volume or a block device? 

I just got back to trying this today.  Switching to a phy: backend (a
zfs zvol in this case) absolutely worked.  I have to admit to trying it
on a 2.6.40 kernel vs. 2.6.32 last time, so I'm changing multiple
variables (I know, bad analysis!) but I don't have any reason to go back
to 2.6.32 either.

Everything is noticeably peppier too (not just disk - VNC, etc.).  Very


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