[Gluster-users] performance problem with large directory

Raghavendra G raghavendra.hg at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 04:29:51 UTC 2008

Hi Keith,

Comments are inlined.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 3:11 AM, Keith Freedman <freedman at freeformit.com>wrote:

> I have an application which stores old copies of files whenever new
> ones are uploaded.
> it does this by checking if file_exists in the archive folder
> this has roughly 30000 items in it.

How are you checking whether a file exists or not? do you  use  ls? Can you
make sure, that  ls doesn't  send a stat call on each of the files in the
directory (as in ls -l )? if ls just sends readdir calls and still the
performance is low, let us know about it.

If you need stat calls, you might need stat-prefetch, which is currently not

> I've got an AFR configuration.
> so, when someone uploads 10 files, it checks for the file existing,
> which does a directory scan which causes afr to check the other
> server, however this takes a reallllly long time.
> and it does this for each file, which is a problem.
> which performance translator would help the most with this.
> the AFR configuration uses local read-volume.
> will any performance translators help given it's an AFR config?  I
> understand afr wants to maintain the directory integrity, but it's
> kind of irritating.
> the directory filesize is 2.2 mb so I'm not sure if it's actually
> moving this volume of data constantly or not, but it's painfully slow
> and things seem to timeout constantly.
> any thoughts are appreciated.
> Keith
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Raghavendra G

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