[Gluster-devel] missing files

David F. Robinson david.robinson at corvidtec.com
Wed Feb 11 11:22:56 UTC 2015

Don't think it is the underlying file system. /data/brickxx is the underlying xfs. Performance to this is fine. When I created a volume it just puts the data in /data/brick/test2. The underlying filesystem shouldn't know/care that it is in a new directory. 

Also, if I create a /data/brick/test2 volume and put data on it, it gets slow in gluster. But, writing to /data/brick is still fine. And, after test2 gets slow, I can create a /data/test3 volume that is empty and its speed is fine. 

My knowledge is admittedly very limited here, but I don't see how it could be the underlying filesystem if the slowdown only occurs on the gluster mount and not on the underlying xfs filesystem. 

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> On Feb 11, 2015, at 12:18 AM, Justin Clift <justin at gluster.org> wrote:
>> On 11 Feb 2015, at 03:06, Shyam <srangana at redhat.com> wrote:
>> <snip>
>> 2) We ran an strace of tar and also collected io-stats outputs from these volumes, both show that create and mkdir is slower on slow as compared to the fast volume. This seems to be the overall reason for slowness
> Any idea's on "why" the create and mkdir is slower?
> Wondering if it's a case of underlying filesystem parameters (for the bricks)
> + maybe physical storage structure having become badly optimised over time.
> eg if its on spinning rust, not ssd, and sector placement is now bad
> Any idea if there are tools that can analyse this kind of thing?  eg meta
> data placement / fragmentation / on a drive for XFS/ext4
> + Justin
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