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SubjectRe: We need help benchmarking and debugging reiser4
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> Can some of you help us by doing such things as replicating our 
> benchmarks, and helping us debug it as we enter the last stretch before
> Halloween?
>

We are interested in helping, but i haven't seen the follow-up mail
mentioned below - if you could send us some more specifics, we'd be
glad to join the fun.
cliffw
OSDL

> Nikita and Oleg will describe the details of what to do to replicate the
> benchmarks, please be sure to use reiser4 readdir order for writes to
> reiser4 (that means don't use tarballs made from ext2 (Remember that
> writes determine subsequent read performance.)), and to use the latest
> hard drives and fast processors with udma 5 turned on. We are quite
> sensitive to transfer speed since we do a good job of avoiding seeks.
> We are sensitive to readdir order because we sort directory entries
> (which is necessary for having efficient large directory lookups). In
> reiser4.1 we will ship a repacker, and then it won't matter what order
> you do writes in so long as the repacker gets a chance to run at night.
>
> --
> Hans
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