[Gluster-users] another NFS vs glusterfs performance question

Matt M misterdot at gmail.com
Thu May 28 20:23:21 UTC 2009

Paolo Pisati wrote:
> could you try a different speed/stress test?
> for example, download the latest firefox archive (or any other 
> big-enough compilable application),
> decompress it on the server, export the filesystem via nfs and via gfs, 
> and try to compile it from
> the client: what's the difference between the two filesystems?

I did some tests unpacking/compiling/installing mysql and the results 
are below.  The results are variable -- GFS is better on some and NFS 
and better on others...

# pwd
# time unzip mysql-5.1.34.zip
3.448u 2.020s 1:06.49 8.2%      0+0k 0+0io 1pf+0w

# pwd
# ./configure --prefix=/gfs/users/mysql
# time make
1725.799u 174.510s 43:42.19 72.4%       0+0k 0+0io 16pf+0w

# time make install
24.741u 15.672s 2:51.08 23.6%   0+0k 0+0io 26pf+0w

<remove all mysql directories and start from scratch with NFS>

# pwd
# time unzip mysql-5.1.34.zip
3.100u 3.548s 12:10.88 0.9%     0+0k 0+0io 1pf+0w

# pwd
# ./configure --prefix=/nfs/users/mysql
# time make
1713.543u 178.927s 38:53.68 81.0%       0+0k 0+0io 8pf+0w

# time make install
24.353u 17.173s 7:49.34 8.8%    0+0k 0+0io 12pf+0w


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