RHEL3 and SAS5/iR: very bad performance

John Hodrien johnh at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Wed Jan 24 09:17:11 CST 2007

On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, Eric Rostetter wrote:

> Quoting Giulio Orsero <giulioo at gmail.com>:
>> Case #1 (simple SATA disk):
>> - bonnie (file=RAMx2): about 70MB/s writes, about 80MB/s reads
>> Case #2 (SAS5/iR DRV 2.06.32 FW- BIOS-
>> - bonnie (file=RAMx2): about 40MB/s writes, about 120MB/s reads
> This isn't bad.  RAID-1 will have slower writes (since it has to
> write twice), but faster reads (since it can do two reads at once)
> which is what you are seeing.
> So the performance of the disk setups seems fine as far as the
> bonnie test shows.

Should the RAID1 performance be much worse?  With large files shouldn't you
be disk throughput (not interface) limited, and so in the best case have
identical performance?


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