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Subjectperformance of O_DIRECT on md/lvm
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Reading files with O_DIRECT works very nicely for me off a single drive 
(for video streaming, so I dont want cacheing), but is extremely slow on
software raid0 devices, and striped lvm volumes. Basically a striped
raid device reads at much the same speed as a single device with O_DIRECT,
while reading the same file without O_DIRECT gives the expected performance
(but with unwanted cacheing).

raw devices behave similarly (though if you are using them you can probably
do your own raid0).

My guess is this is because of the md blocksizes being 1024, rather than
4096: is this the case and is there a fix (my quick hack at md.c to try
to make this happen didnt work).

Justin
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