[Gluster-users] Performance gluster 3.2.5 + QLogic Infiniband
michael at mayer.cx
Sat Apr 21 08:40:53 UTC 2012
thanks for your suggestions,
i think I have "solved" the performance issue now. I had a few too many
kernel patches included. I am back to the stock RHEL 5.8 kernel with
stock QLogic OFED and everything works ok (IPoIB). My original intent
was to explore cachefs on RHEL5 by building a 2.6.32 kernel but while
cachefs worked like a treat performance for gluster was as bad as
reported previously - so will go without cachefs for now and reintroduce
cachefs in an OS upgrade later on.
I even have a nicely working rdma setup now and - using that -
performance is 900 MB/s + and that consistently so.
Since I have two volumes exported by the same bricks it seems I only can
get one of them to use RDMA, the other will then refuse to mount and
only mount if not using rdma on that one - but that is not a real
problem for now as the second one is only used for backup purposes.
On 04/12/2012 01:13 AM, Fabricio Cannini wrote:
> Hi there
> The only time i setup a gluster "distributed scratch" like Michael is
> ( 3.0.5 Debian packages ) i too choose IPoIB simply because i could
> not get rdma working at all.
> Time was short and IPoIB "Just worked" well enough for our demand at
> the time, so i didn't looked into this issue. Plus, pinging and
> ssh'ing into a node through the IB interface comes handy when
> diagnosing and fixing networking issues.
> Em quarta-feira, 11 de abril de 2012, Sabuj
> Pattanayek<sabujp at gmail.com <mailto:sabujp at gmail.com>> escreveu:
> > I wonder if it's possible to have both rdma and ipoib served by a
> > single glusterfsd so I can test this? I guess so, since it's just a
> > tcp mount?
> > On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Harry Mangalam
> <harry.mangalam at uci.edu <mailto:harry.mangalam at uci.edu>> wrote:
> >> On Tuesday 10 April 2012 15:47:08 Bryan Whitehead wrote:
> >>> with my infiniband setup I found my performance was much better by
> >>> setting up a TCP network over infiniband and then using pure tcp as
> >>> the transport with my gluster volume. For the life of me I couldn't
> >>> get rdma to beat tcp.
> >> Thanks for that data point, Brian.
> >> Very interesting. Is this a common experience? The RDMA experience
> has not
> >> been a very smooth one for me and doing everything with IPoIB would
> save a
> >> lot of headaches, especially if it's also higher performance.
> >> hjm
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