LARGE single-system Cyrus installs?
vbfox at ucdavis.edu
Fri Nov 9 13:35:44 EST 2007
Jure Pečar wrote:
> In my expirience the "brick wall" you describe is what happens when disks
> reach a certain point of random IO that they cannot keep up with.
The problem with a technical audience, is that everyone thinks they have
or probable fix you haven't already thought of. No offense. I am guilty
of it myself but
it's very hard to sometimes say "I DON'T KNOW" and dig through telemetry and
instrument the software until you know all the answers.
With something as complex as Cyrus, this is harder than you think.
Unfortunately when it comes to something like a production mail service
these days it's nearly impossible to get the funding and manhours and
approvals to run experiments on live guinea pigs to really get to the
bottom of problems. We throw systems at the problem and move on.
But in answer to your point, our iostat numbers for busy or service time
indicate there to be any I/O issue. That was the first thing we looked
at of course.
Even by eyeball our array drives are more idle than busy.
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