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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Ramback: faster than a speeding bullet
On Thu 2008-03-13 12:03:03, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> On Thursday 13 March 2008 12:50, David Newall wrote:
> > Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > > The period where you cannot access the data is downtime. If your script
> > > just does a cp from a disk array to the ram device you cannot just read
> > > from the backing store in that period because you will need to fail over
> > > to the ramdisk at some point, and you cannot just read from the ramdisk
> > > because it is not populated yet.
> >
> > Wouldn't a raid-1 set comprising disk + ramdisk do that with no downtime?
>
> In raid1, write completion has to wait for write completion on all
> mirror members, so writes run at disk speed. Reads run at ramdisk
> speed, so your proposal sounds useful, but ramback aims for high
> write performance as well.

raid1 + kflushd tweak?

special raid1 mode that signals completion when it hits _one_ of the
drives, and does sync when the slower drive is idle?
Pavel
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