Some GMirror questions.

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Fri Jun 4 20:31:59 UTC 2010

I think you are making this harder than is needs to be.  When in doubt defer
to the Handbook and the man pages.  This also a good page

Lastly, I know at one point the 'load' algorithm had some performance
> problems and people were saying to only use 'round-robin'. It seems as
> though some code was committed back in Dec 2009 to fix it's this. Is there a
> practical rule of thumb to using 'load' vs 'round-robin'?

Use load.

> Is this an accurate way to look at it?
> "Round-robin because if you have two disks in a mirror, they’re both under
> the same 'load' constraints, and it is best to KISS."

No. round-robin is a simple algorithm which alternates drive requests.  Also
two identical HD's may be mirrored but they will not really ever be same
state in terms of caching, performance, etc.

Adam Vande More

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