On 6/20/07, Vineet Kumar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * Troy Curtis Jr (email@example.com) [070617 15:21]:
> > Well server load and network isn't really the issue. It really seems
> > like I/O is a big reason.
> It seems like you may be skipping over a few well-known reliable steps
> and right into the realm of the experimental. If Linux's builtin
> caching isn't doing well enough for you, then maybe I really could shake
> a stick at your RAM =)
> Seriously, though, your first step (IMO) should be RAID. After that,
> measure performance on different filesystems. If it's still no good,
> you should consider a dedicated system, so that it can use all available
> RAM just for the buffer cache. Only if that's not an option would I
> consider trying to implement some sort of persistent mmap scheme.
> I don't think I've really said anything new here; other posters have
> already given these same suggestions. I just hoped to point out that
> you should pursue the more well-trod avenues first, and that "mmap"
> might be a good keyword to add to your searches.
> http://www.aclu.org/ It's all about Freedom.
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Unfortunately my management has been burned by RAID before. A
co-worker of mine who is a big fan of RAID even admits that you really
need to know what your doing to make things run smoothly. I don't
qualify :). I have no basis to convince my boss that I could manage a
RAID. Oh well, I was hoping that this road had been blazed ahead of
me before, it isn't a huge deal, just a couple of minutes. I just
really wanted to make use of all that RAM (though I don't even have
the box yet, or even have the confirmation that I AM getting the box).
Thanks for all of your suggestions.
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Received on Tue Jun 26 07:26:47 2007