Dell SAS5 Performance Issue
lydianconcepts at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 18:02:13 UTC 2007
It's been seen before but the fix isn't know yet.
On 3/27/07, Richard Tector <richardtector at thekeelecentre.com> wrote:
> I'm suffering from very slow write performance on a Dell PowerEdge 860
> with the SAS5/IR controller (mpt driver) running either 6.2-RELEASE or
> 6.2-STABLE with sources from yesterday. The controller hosts 2 Western
> Digital 320GB SATA disks in a RAID1 configuration.
> Reads approach 65MB/s however writes appear extremely slow, in the
> region of 6-7MB/s with a dd and a blocksize of 1MB all the way down to
> about 300KB/s while extracting a ports snapshot.
> It was suggested to me that perhaps write caching has been disabled on
> the controller however no options exist within the BIOS configuration to
> view/adjust *any* caching options.
> Has anyone else experienced this issue? If so how did they resolve it?
> Also, is there any way to toggle the caching settings from FreeBSD?
> Richard Tector
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