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Date:      Wed, 7 Aug 2013 14:15:47 -0500
From:      James Gosnell <jamesgosnell@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Terrible disk performance with LSI / FreeBSD 9.2-RC1
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Maybe one of your drives is bad, so it's constantly doing error correction?


On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 9:48 PM, J David <j.david.lists@gmail.com> wrote:

> We have a machine running 9.2-RC1 that's getting terrible disk I/O
> performance.  Its performance has always been pretty bad, but it
> didn't really become clear how bad until we did a zpool replace on one
> of the drives and realized it was going to take 3 weeks to rebuild a
> <1TB drive.
>
> The hardware specs are:
> - 2 x Xeon L5420
> - 32 GiB RAM
> - LSI Logic SAS 1068E
> - 2 x 32GB SSD's
> - 6 x 1TB Western Digital RE3 7200RPM SATA
>
> The LSI controller has the most recent firmware I'm aware of
> (6.36.00.00 / 1.33.00.00 dated 2011.08.24), is in IT mode, and appears
> to be working fine:
>
> mpt0 Adapter:
>        Board Name: USASLP-L8i
>    Board Assembly: USASLP-L8i
>         Chip Name: C1068E
>     Chip Revision: B3
>       RAID Levels: none
>
> mpt0 Configuration: 0 volumes, 8 drives
>     drive da0 (30G) ONLINE <FTM32GL25H 10> SATA
>     drive da1 (29G) ONLINE <SSDSA2SH032G1GN 8860> SATA
>     drive da2 (931G) ONLINE <WDC WD1002FBYS-0 0C05> SATA
>     drive da3 (931G) ONLINE <WDC WD1002FBYS-0 0C05> SATA
>     drive da4 (931G) ONLINE <WDC WD1002FBYS-0 0C05> SATA
>     drive da5 (931G) ONLINE <WDC WD1002FBYS-0 0C05> SATA
>     drive da6 (931G) ONLINE <WDC WD1002FBYS-0 0C05> SATA
>     drive da7 (931G) ONLINE <WDC WD1002FBYS-0 0C05> SATA
>
> The eight drives are configured as ZIL, L2ARC on SSD and a six drive
> raidz2 on the spinning disks.
>
> We did a ZFS replace on the last drive in the line, and the resilver
> is proceeding at less than 800k/sec.
>
>                         extended device statistics
> device     r/s   w/s    kr/s    kw/s qlen svc_t  %b
> da0        0.0   0.0     0.0     0.1    0   0.9   0
> da1        0.0   8.2     0.0    19.9    0   0.1   0
> da2      125.6  23.0   768.2    40.5    4  33.0  88
> da3      126.6  23.1   769.0    41.3    4  32.3  89
> da4      126.0  24.0   768.5    42.7    4  32.1  88
> da5      125.9  22.0   768.2    40.1    4  31.6  87
> da6      124.0  22.0   766.6    39.9    5  31.4  84
> da7        0.0 136.9     0.0   801.3    0   0.6   4
>
> The system has plenty of free RAM, is 99.7% idle, has nothing else
> going on, and runs like a one-legged dog.
>
> There are no error messages or any sign of a problem anywhere, other
> than the really terrible performance.  (When not rebuilding, it does
> light NFS duty.  That performance is similarly bad, but has never
> really mattered.)
>
> Similar systems running Solaris put out 10x these numbers claiming 30%
> busy instead of 90% busy.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions for how I could troubleshoot this
> further?  At this point, I'm kind of at a loss as to where to go from
> here.  My goal is to try to phase out the Solaris machines, but this
> is kind of a roadblock.
>
> Thanks for any advice!
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James Gosnell, ACP



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