RE: (Severe?) Performance issues with ext3 created on RAID5 with partman
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lennart Sorensen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 08:02:30AM +0100, Leo Bogert wrote:
> > So the read speed of the RAID5 without any overhead added
> is 100 MB/s.
> > Now of course, one would first assume that the encryption is the
> > bottleneck because it uses much CPU power.
> > But I used /dev/shm to benchmark loop-AES also and it was
> at 270 MB/s.
> As I just replied to the bug report, I see nothing wrong here.
> If one disk does 50M/s, then 2 disks should combined do
> 100M/s. Since a
> 3 disk raid5 is 2 stripes of data and 1 stripe of parity
> information, that is equivalant to 2 data drives and 1 parity
> drive. Since you don't use the parity data as a user (only
> the raid uses it) you get only the effective speed of the
> number of data drives. So 100M/s is exactly what you should get.
Please read again. The problem is that although the RAID5 is capable of 100
MB/s the ext3 filesystem limits it to only 50 MB/s which is obviously a very
> I created the RAID5 and ext3fs using the Debian installer.
> Now my problem is: The read speed from the harddisks does not
> go over exactly 51 MB/s.
I should have stressed that reading from the ext3 is limited to 51 MB/s.