Re: [RFC] nfs: use 2*rsize readahead size
From: Dave Chinner
Date: Wed Feb 24 2010 - 02:40:05 EST
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 02:12:47PM +0800, Wu Fengguang wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 01:22:15PM +0800, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > What I'm trying to say is that while I agree with your premise that
> > a 7.8MB readahead window is probably far larger than was ever
> > intended, I disagree with your methodology and environment for
> > selecting a better default value. The default readahead value needs
> > to work well in as many situations as possible, not just in perfect
> > 1:1 client/server environment.
> Good points. It's imprudent to change a default value based on one
> single benchmark. Need to collect more data, which may take time..
Agreed - better to spend time now to get it right...
> > > It sounds silly to have
> > >
> > > client_readahead_size > server_readahead_size
> > I don't think it is - the client readahead has to take into account
> > the network latency as well as the server latency. e.g. a network
> > with a high bandwidth but high latency is going to need much more
> > client side readahead than a high bandwidth, low latency network to
> > get the same throughput. Hence it is not uncommon to see larger
> > readahead windows on network clients than for local disk access.
> Hmm I wonder if I can simulate a high-bandwidth high-latency network
> with e1000's RxIntDelay/TxIntDelay parameters..
I think netem is the blessed method of emulating different network
behaviours. There's a howto+faq for setting it up here:
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