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SubjectRe: Load Balancing Performance
On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 03:28:14PM +0530, chandrasekhar.nagaraj wrote:
> Hi,
>
...
> But instead of path switching for every buffer head (on call of make
> request), if we switch after 50 buffer heads(ie. after 50 times make
> request is called) then it results in a better performance.
> Is there any way to find out the optimum value so that the performance is
> optimum.
> The performance is not good only when load balancing is ON. Hence we need
> performance improvement in the case of load balancing.
> Or is there any other solution to this problem.

Make the request site tunable via. procfs.

Then create a (user space) utility which experiments with various
request sizes and finds the optimum. Run the tuning program once every
time you set up a new system or change hardware.

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