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SubjectRE: Slow I/O with megaraid and u160 scsi jbod
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Hi,

> formatted the disks in question with a single JFS partition and they
> still exhibit this behaviour when used by themselves. I have verified
> that this behaviour is not present up until at least 2.6.12.3. Let me
> know what info I can collect that would be helpful.. Thanks.
Can you please specify following?
- driver version on 2.6.12.3
- F/W version on the controller you are using.

Thank you.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Dier [mailto:phil@icglink.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 2:14 PM
> To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: Scott Holdren; ziggy; Jack Massari
> Subject: Slow I/O with megaraid and u160 scsi jbod
>
> Hi,
>
> I've had luck with this patch[1] (it at least eliminated the oopses
> I was getting), but now I'm having a different sort of problem with
> my setup[2] (the 2.6.13 release exhibits this behaviour as well). I
> have 2 u160 scsi jbods connected to this machine[3]. One is connected
> to an Adaptec card, and the other is connected to the Fusion MPT card
> (megaraid). All of the disks connected to the Adaptec card work fine,
> but when doing I/O on disks 2 and 3 on the megaraid card, it stalls
> considerably. When trying to sync a RAID1 device using the 4 148GB
> disks, the sync speed never goes above 2KB/s. When they finally get
> synched, IO stalls constantly. Watching with iostat confirms
> this. I've
> formatted the disks in question with a single JFS partition and they
> still exhibit this behaviour when used by themselves. I have verified
> that this behaviour is not present up until at least 2.6.12.3. Let me
> know what info I can collect that would be helpful.. Thanks.
>
>
>
> [1] http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0508.1/1952.html
> [2] http://www.icglink.com/debug-2.6.13-rc6.html
> [3] Diagram:
>
> +---------+
> | Adaptec |
> +---------+
> |
> +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
> | id: 0 | id: 1 | id: 2 | id: 3 | id: 4 |
> | 73GB | 73GB | 148GB | 148GB | 73GB |
> +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
>
> +----------+
> | megaraid |
> +----------+
> |
> +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
> | id: 0 | id: 1 | id: 2 | id: 3 | id: 4 |
> | 73GB | 73GB | 148GB | 148GB | 73GB |
> +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+
>
> --
>
> Phil Dier (ICGLink.com -- 615 370-1530 x733)
>
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