[PVE-User] poor HDD performance

Luca Fornasari luca.fornasari at gmail.com
Thu May 23 10:29:56 CEST 2013

Hi Patric,

Proxmox kernel is indeed a Red Hat kernel (Red Hat sources are publicly
available) ...

I remember I was working on a similar IBM server for a project unrelated to
virtualization. Debian was giving bad performances while Red Hat/CentOS
were working as expected. Sadly I was in a hurry so I just used CentOS and
didn't have the chance to further investigate.

That said I think it is not a matter of drivers (modules version) but a
matter of default settings that can be controlled while loading the module
(man modprobe).

My 2cents.


On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Patryk Benderz <Patryk.Benderz at esp.pl>wrote:

> [cut]
> > I think your controller card has very bad performances. I found another
> > thread (Ubuntu) stating this :
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1428142
> Interesting topic - i will pursue this, thank you.
> > So, in my opinion, you should change this controller for a better one, a
> > Raid controller is better
> my LSISAS1064E SAS in fact *is* a RAID controller. Currently I have
> mirror setup.
> > for exemple areca, 3ware, adaptec, and so on.
> 3ware is produced by LSI :) [1]
> > A Raid 10, which requires at least 4 disks is better for hosting VMs.
> Unfortunatelly this server has only 2 HDD bays.
> This ubuntu thread got me thinking my 'drivers' which are kernel modules
> in fact, might be wrong. Now on LSI page [2] there are some drivers, but
> for RedHat. Do you think I can install those?
> [1]
> http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/3GBSATA_SASRAIDCards.aspx
> [2] http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/LSISAS1064E.aspx
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