vinum in 4.x poor performer?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Tue Feb 8 19:46:27 PST 2005

On Tuesday,  8 February 2005 at 23:21:54 -0400, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> I have a Dual-Xeon server with 4G of RAM, with its primary file system
> consisting of 4x73G SCSI drives running RAID5 using vinum ... the
> operating system is currently FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE #1: Fri Oct 22 15:06:55
> ADT 2004 ... swap usage is 0% (6149) ... and it performs worse then any of
> my other servers, and I have less running on it then the other servers ...
> I also have HTT disabled on this server ... and softupdates enabled on the
> file system ...
> That said ... am I hitting limits of software raid or is there something I
> should be looking at as far as performance is concerned?  Maybe something
> I have misconfigured?

Based on what you've said, it's impossible to tell.  Details would be

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