4.8 ffs_dirpref problem

David Rhodus drhodus at catpa.com
Tue Oct 21 18:06:10 PDT 2003

On Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at 08:48 PM, Ken Marx wrote:

> Hi,
> We have 560GB raids that were sometimes bogging down heavily
> in our production systems. Under 4.8-RELEASE (recently upgrated from 
> 4.4)
> we find that when:
> 	o the raid file system grows to over 85% capacity (with only
> 	  30% inode usage)
> 	o we create ~1500 or so 2-6kb files in a given dir
> 	o (note: soft updates NOT enabled)

I have one question, why do you have softupdates turned off ?
With softupdates it could be possible to get faster writes than using
an async mount.


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