[Pvfs2-developers] PVFS2 Performance Problem -
dbonnie at clemson.edu
Wed Jul 1 18:11:01 EDT 2009
I'm testing with only 50 files now...initially the tests were run in 1000
file increments from 1000 to 6000 files. The times scale almost perfectly
linearly at all data points.
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Sam Lang <slang at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> On Jul 1, 2009, at 5:05 PM, David Bonnie wrote:
> Rob -
> Performance is down across all PVFS2 installations. The benchmark simply
> creates files of a random size (between 1 and 25 MB) in a single folder on
> the mounted PVFS2 partition, 16 KB at a time. It's not anywhere near ideal,
> but it's the workload I'm working with.
> How many files?-sam
> Prior to this problem we were getting ~22 MB/s write throughput and we're
> down to about 2.5 MB/s for no apparent reason. Reads are down from about 55
> MB/s to 30 MB/s. No hardware has changed and as far as I can tell no
> hardware has died either.
> - Dave
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM, Rob Ross <rross at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
>> Do you mean that 2.8.0 is fast and 2.8.1 is slow? Can you describe the
>> benchmark and how you are doing your measurements?
>> On Jul 1, 2009, at 4:43 PM, David Bonnie wrote:
>> Hello all -
>>> I'm having trouble figuring out a problem with performance depredation on
>>> a simple 10 node cluster. Prior runs on the cluster (before this problem
>>> manifested itself) resulted in bandwidth and IOPS about 10 times higher on a
>>> small file creation workload. Each node is running as a metadata server and
>>> a data server.
>>> The problem is persistent between versions and installations of PVFS2
>>> 2.8.0 and 2.8.1. Rebooting all of the nodes didn't improve anything. The
>>> network connections (simple GigE) showed no errors or dropped packets.
>>> Using different physical disks (both SAS and FC) didn't improve things.
>>> The kernel logs didn't show anything out of place nor did the pvfs2 server
>>> or client logs. It seems like a network issue but I can't seem to find
>>> anything wrong with any of the connections.
>>> Has anyone seen this kind of problem before? I seem to remember
>>> something on the list before about performance suddenly dropping but I can't
>>> find the message now (of course). Any insight would be appreciated!
>>> - Dave
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