On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Steve Crawford wrote:
> I spoke with some 3Ware reps at a trade show and they recommended
> adding the following to /etc/sysctl.conf:
> vm.max-readahead = 256
> vm.min-readahead = 128
> These settings take effect at boot. To change on a running system:
> echo 256 > /proc/sys/vm/max-readahead
> echo 128 > /proc/sys/vm/min-readahead
> This advice was specific to the 3Ware card on Linux.
Thanks for the information, Steve.
It didn't cure the write storm, but I'm sure I gained some read performance.
Every little bit helps...
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