Luke Lonergan wrote:
> On 1/30/06 12:25 PM, "Jim C. Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com> wrote:
>> Why divide by 2? A good raid controller should be able to send read
>> requests to both drives out of the mirrored set to fully utilize the
>> bandwidth. Of course, that probably won't come into play unless the OS
>> decides that it's going to read-ahead fairly large chunks of the table
>> at a time...
> I've not seen one that does, nor would it work in the general case IMO. In
> RAID1 writes are duplicated and reads come from one of the copies. You
> could alternate read service requests to minimize rotational latency, but
> you can't improve bandwidth.
> - Luke
For Solaris's software raid, the default settings for raid-1 sets is:
round-robin read, parallel write. I assumed this mean't it would give
similar read performance to raid-0, but I've never benchmarked it.
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