Re: diskstriping or muliple cachedirs

From: Michael Pelletier <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 14:46:01 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 15 Sep 1997, Markus Storm wrote:
> > I would suggest striping the disks at an OS level... I tried it the
> > other way for a while, and had hassles because the disk partitions were
> > never quite the same size... this meant that I would suddenly run out of
> > space, even though one of the disks had a few 100 megs free..
> On our Solaris machine, striping does a good job distributing the load.
> I even see differing amount of reads/writes per second for the different
> disks, but average response time is mostly equal (now that's what we want,
> don't we ?).

What stripe size do you guys use? I'm gathering myself up to do this to
the two 9GB drives on our Squid server, and I'm not sure whether the
default 1MB size would be the optimal configuration.

        -Mike Pelletier.
Received on Mon Sep 15 1997 - 11:49:37 MDT

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