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SubjectRe: Performance problems with 3ware 9500S-4LP and 2.6.25-rc3
On 09:26, Tony Battersby wrote:
> > Thanks, this helped a lot. However, there does not seem to be a way
> > to make the system more responsive, which is really the problem we
> > are experiencing.
> >
> > Andre
> >
> This is not 3ware-specific, but kernel 2.6.24 has new per-device write
> throttling that might help with the responsiveness issue:

Yes, but we tried both 2.6.24 and 2.6.25-rc, so Peter's new
write-throttling code doesn't seem to help much in our situtation. I'll
play a bit with the various /proc/sys/vm/* knobs to see if that makes
the system more responsive.

> Also, check to see if the 3ware controller has a background initialize
> or verify in progress, since that will obviously slow things down until
> it is complete.

That's certainly not the case.

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