Re: write/read cache raid5

From: Alistair Riddell (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 04:06:24 EST

On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, David Chow wrote:

> Yes my server serve lots of clients and have lots of NICs even
> gigabit... how can I increase write/read cache on RAID5 ? It is better
> performed when big cache allows on top (before) raid computation work
> and physical disk writes.

In that case more memory will certainly help. You might like to check out
Jens Axboe's block-highmem patch if you have more than 1GB of RAM. It
allows hardware to DMA direct to high memory, rather than using bounce
buffers, which can increase performance considerably.

Alistair Riddell - BOFH
IT Manager, George Watson's College, Edinburgh
Tel: +44 131 447 7931 Ext 176       Fax: +44 131 452 8594
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