[Gluster-users] very bad performance on small files

Andrew Latham lathama at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 14:20:30 UTC 2011

2011/1/14 Łukasz Jagiełło <jagiello.lukasz at gmail.com>:
> 2011/1/14 Max Ivanov <ivanov.maxim at gmail.com>:
>>> Gluster - and in fact most (all?) parallel filesystems are optimized for very large files. That being the case, small files are not retrieved as efficiently, and result in a larger number of file operations in total because there are a fixed number for each file accessed.
>> Which makes glusterfs perfomance unacceptable for web hosting purposes =(
> Everything depends how you want to use it for web hosting. If it's
> just storage for static content and all requests going over some
> reverse proxy cache (ex. varnish) should be ok.
> --
> Łukasz Jagiełło
> lukasz<at>jagiello<dot>org

We are using it for image based storage with virtualization.  What is
the definition of large files for Gluster, that is a vague statement.

~~~ Andrew "lathama" Latham lathama at gmail.com ~~~

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