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SubjectRe: write/read cache raid5
On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, David Chow wrote:

> Yes my server serve lots of clients and have lots of NICs even
> gigabit... how can I increase write/read cache on RAID5 ? It is better
> performed when big cache allows on top (before) raid computation work
> and physical disk writes.

In that case more memory will certainly help. You might like to check out
Jens Axboe's block-highmem patch if you have more than 1GB of RAM. It
allows hardware to DMA direct to high memory, rather than using bounce
buffers, which can increase performance considerably.

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