[Gluster-users] Fwd: Very slow performance when enabling tierd storage with SSD

Milind Changire mchangir at redhat.com
Tue Sep 6 16:17:12 UTC 2016

There are three issues of interest:
1. Since the hot tier reached 90% of its capacity, the nature and
    frequency of accesses of files are important
    Aggressive file accesses will cause a flood of promotions, although
    sequentially, hampering performance.
    Abstaining from access for a configured period will also cause a
    flood of sequential demotions to make space for hot files, hampering

2. Looks like part of the SSD is not used for the hot tier
    What type of IO was active on the non-hot tier part of the SSD while
    files were being accessed on the hot tier?

3. What are the values of the promotion and demotion counters reported?


On 09/04/2016 10:10 PM, Benjamin Kingston wrote:
> Thanks for the help, see below:
> On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 11:41 AM, Mohammed Rafi K C <rkavunga at redhat.com
> <mailto:rkavunga at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     Files created before attaching hot tier will be present on hot brick
>     until it gets heated and migrated completely. During this time
>     interval we won't get the benefit of hot storage since the files are
>     served from cold brick.
> The issue I'm having is that when the hot tier is added read from the
> volume drops from 150MB/s (no tier) to 2-10MB/s (tier added). I
> experienced this issue for a while even after the hot brick reached 90%
> capacity, so many files were promoted.
> I detached the hotbrick and verified there weren't any files left over,
> and the performance was still effected.
> It was only until I committed the detach that throughput returned to
> 150MB/s.
> Reattaching the hot tier immediately caused the issue to return until
> the tier was again detach-committed
>     For smallfiles (order of kbs), We are experiencing some performance
>     issue mostly with  EC (disperse ) volume.
>     Follow up questions,
>     What is the volume type ? and version of glusterfs ?
> The volume is a 2x replica on btrfs bricks that are luks encrypted.
> 2048K GPT offset for 1st partition . Gluster 3.8.3, built aug 22 running
> on Centos.
>     Does reread gives an equal performance when it hits the server ?
>     reading any files with hot tier results in 2-10MB/s (node mounted
>     volume via localhost6:/volume), reading them again any number of
>     times does not improve performance
>     Have you done any rename for those files ?
> Some files have been renamed, however the 10GB test file has not it is
> the original name/copy
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