Phoronix Benchmarks: Waht's wrong with FreeBSD 8.0?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Mon Nov 30 14:50:06 UTC 2009

Robert Huff wrote:
> Bill Moran writes:
>>  It's common knowledge that the default value for vfs.read_max is
>>  non- optimal for most hardware and that significant performance
>>  improvements can be made in most cases by raising it.
> 	Documentation/discussion where?

There is no documentation except for the sysctl documentation itself: 
"vfs.read_max: Cluster read-ahead max block count" but it depends on the 
load - it helps sequential reads, will probably do nothing for other 
kinds of loads. It is also UFS-only.

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