Wed, 09 Aug 2006
Odysseus with Ext3
OK, Odysseus is fully restored now. I have also decided to re-create the main RAID-5 volume (with the chunk size increased from the default of 64k to 512k), and running the ext3 filesystem.
So far I think ext3 is not slower or more CPU intensive than XFS was, but we will see what happens during the upcoming release of Fedora Core 6.
iostat(8), the average request size on the
raw disks is slightly above 64k - it is bigger than the previous
chunk size, but nowhere near the present chunk size (even while running
a purely sequential load like
cat FC3-x86_64-DVD.iso > /dev/null).
Dear lazyweb, which kernel parameter should I change?
I just wonder how long the
e2fsck will take, because
mke2fs ran for 2+ hour (while the RAID-5 volume was being
rebuilt, but still it is too long, I think). Maybe I should implement
a poor man's background
fsck - once in three months or so
remount the FTP volume read-only, and run
fsck on it.