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Date:      Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:04:07 +0100
From:      Frank Leonhardt <>
Subject:   Re: Terrible disk performance with LSI / FreeBSD 9.2-RC1
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On 08/08/2013 12:42, Terje Elde wrote:
> On 8. aug. 2013, at 00:08, Frank Leonhardt <> wrote:
>> As a suggestion, what happens if you read from the drives directly? Boot in single user and try reading a Gb or two using /bin/dd. It might eliminate or confirm a problem with ZFS.
> If not too inconvenient, it'd be very interesting to see what'd happen if you were to physically disconnect (data and power) 5 of the 6 drives, then boot and dd from the remaining disk to /dev/null. Then repeat with another drive.
> You could boot from USB to leave the system itself otherwise untouched.
> The reason I'm suggesting is that I'm wondering if this can be down to a power or cable-issue, locking things up or causing retransmits, etc.
> Not sure if this would always be logged, others might be able to enlighten that issue.
> Terje
And while you're at it, could you post the output of diskinfo -v 
/dev/[slices] - check the cylinder alignment and so on if you haven't 

Regards, Frank.

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