[Gluster-users] Write Speed unusually slow when both bricks are online

Jeff Forbes jeff.forbes at mail.nacon.com
Tue Apr 2 20:25:47 UTC 2019

I have two CentOS-6 servers running version 3.12.14 of gluster-server.
Each server as one brick and they are configured to replicate between
the two bricks.

I also have two CentOS-6 servers running version 3.12.2-18 of

These servers use a separate VLAN.  Each server has two bonded 1 Gbps
NICs to communicate the gluster traffic. File transfer speeds between
these servers using rsync approaches 100 MBps.

The client servers mount the gluster volume using this fstab entry:  /store  glusterfs defaults, attribute-timeout=600,entry-timeout=600,negative-timeout=600,fopen-keep-cache,use-readdirp=no,log-level=WARNING       1 2

Reading data from the servers to the clients is similar to the rsync
speed. The problem is that writing from the clients to the mounted
gluster volume is less than 8 MB/s and fluctuates from less than 500
kB/s to 8 MB/s, as measured by the pv command. Using rsync, the speed
fluctuates between 2 and 5 MBps.

When the bonded nics on one of the gluster servers is shut down, the
write speed to the remaining online brick is now similar to the read

I can only assume that there is something wrong in my configuration,
since a greater than 10-fold decrease in write speed when the bricks
are replicating makes for an unusable system.

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem may be?

Server volume configuration:
> sudo gluster volume  info
Volume Name: gv0
Type: Replicate
Volume ID: d96bbb99-f264-4655-95ff-f9f05ca9ff55
Status: Started
Snapshot Count: 0
Number of Bricks: 1 x 2 = 2
Transport-type: tcp
Options Reconfigured:
performance.cache-size: 1GB
performance.readdir-ahead: on
features.cache-invalidation: on
features.cache-invalidation-timeout: 600
performance.stat-prefetch: on
performance.cache-samba-metadata: on
performance.cache-invalidation: on
performance.md-cache-timeout: 600
network.inode-lru-limit: 250000
performance.cache-refresh-timeout: 60
performance.read-ahead: disable
performance.parallel-readdir: on
performance.write-behind-window-size: 4MB
performance.io-thread-count: 64
performance.client-io-threads: on
performance.quick-read: on
performance.flush-behind: on
performance.write-behind: on
nfs.disable: on
client.event-threads: 3
server.event-threads: 3
server.allow-insecure: on

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