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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Ramback: faster than a speeding bullet
On Fri, 14 Mar 2008, Theodore Tso wrote:

> It depends on the workload, obviously. I thought I remember someone
> on this thread talking about benchmark where they went from ~2000 to
> ~20 ops/sec once they added fsync(). I'm sure that was an extreme
> benchmarking workload that isn't at all representative of real-life
> usage, where you're usually do something else modifying the metadata
> of many tiny files over and over again. :-)

I've seen this sort of thing with syslog, normal syslog at ~100 logs/sec,
syslog without fsync >10,000 logs/sec.

if this is your situation then battery backed cache on your controller is
the answer as it gives you almost full speed with the safety of fsync.

David Lang

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