[Gluster-users] Performance question

Washer, Bryan bwasher at netsuite.com
Mon Feb 13 14:33:47 UTC 2012


  I would love to see the numbers you get for dbench....as I have been doing exstensive testing with iozone and would like to be able to compare numbers to see that we are coming to the same conclusions.  If you would like to see the basics of what I have been testing please look at http://community.gluster.com and look for the performance question.  You can add your information there as well so we have it documented for easy look up by others.  If there is anything I can to do help out with your testing please let me know.


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From: gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org [mailto:gluster-users-bounces at gluster.org] On Behalf Of Brian Candler
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 8:13 AM
To: Arnold Krille
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Performance question

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 03:07:53PM +0100, Arnold Krille wrote:
> > If I understand it right (and I'm quite new to gluster myself), 
> > whenever you do a read on a replicated volume, gluster dispatches 
> > the operation to both nodes, waits for both results to come back, 
> > and checks they are the same (and if not, works out which is wrong 
> > and kicks off a self-heal operation)
> > 
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsgtE7Ph2_k
> > 
> > And of course, writes have to be dispatched to both nodes, and won't 
> > complete until the slowest has finished.  This may be the reason for 
> > your poor latency.
> I understand that writes have to happen on all (running) replicas and 
> only return when the last finished (like the C-protocol with drbd). 
> But reads can (and should) happen from the nearest only. Or from the 
> fastest. With two nodes you can't decide which node has the 'true' 
> data except to check for the attributes.

The attributes say which was written most recently, and (as I understand it) that information is used to decide which is the correct one.

> NFS on these nodes is limited by the Gigabit-Network-Performance and 
> the disk and results in min(120MBit, ~100MBit) from network and disk.
> But I will run dbench on the nfs shares (without gluster) this evening.

Yes, I think a useful comparison would be:

* Gluster with single disk volume [or distributed-only volume]
* Gluster with replicated volume [or replicated/distributed volume]

Using the same dbench parameters in each case, of course.


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