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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] util-linux-ng v2.17 (stable)
On 01/10/2010 10:36 PM, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
>>>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Dilger <adilger@sun.com> writes:
>
> Andreas> I agree whole heartedly. We steer users very sharply away from
> Andreas> using partitions at all, because on h/w RAID devices the
> Andreas> 512-byte offset from fdisk completely kills RAID-5/6
> Andreas> performance.
>
> I don't have a problem aligning to 1MB (taking alignment_offset into
> account) by default but there needs to be an easy override. There are
> RAID arrays that internally compensate for the legacy 63 sector offset
> and we'll cause misalignment if we start at 1MB on those.
>
> I'm heavily lobbying our storage partners to make sure they fill out the
> right SCSI bits if their LUNs are not naturally aligned. But there are
> obviously going to be legacy devices out there that will need manual
> alignment compensation.
>

Yes, but we shouldn't default to braindead mode.

-hpa

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H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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