[PVE-User] software RAID in 4.2

Miguel González miguel_3_gonzalez at yahoo.es
Mon Jan 23 16:35:13 CET 2017

Dear all,

  I´m running Proxmox 4.2 onto a software RAID of 2 Tb SATA disks of
7200 RPM.

  I have set it up using OVH Proxmox installer with ext4. I have
realized that another server with just one SATA disk has writes of about
140 MB/s while this server with 2 disks has just writes around 40 MB/s:

  root at nyserver:~# hdparm -Tt /dev/sda

 Timing cached reads:   11800 MB in  2.00 seconds = 5903.84 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 136 MB in  3.17 seconds =  42.94 MB/sec

root at myserver:~# hdparm -Tt /dev/md4

 Timing cached reads:   11356 MB in  2.00 seconds = 5682.49 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads: 132 MB in  3.10 seconds =  42.52 MB/sec

 I´m running 4.4.15-1-pve kernel.

 Is there any way to improve the performance of writes?



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