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Old 12-11-2008, 04:32 AM   #1
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Very slow raid5 resync

Trying to create a raid5 array with 4 1.5TB disks.
The resync is very slow. (mdstat shows about 1500K/sec).

I have tried raising the speed_limit_min but nothing changes.
I have also tried to benchmark the disk. They seems to be ok.

The resync also takes very much cpu. Why is is so slow?
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please check
/proc/sys/dev/raid/speed_limit_min and

What do they say?
Old 12-11-2008, 07:48 AM   #3
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[root@nb2 ~]# cat /proc/sys/dev/raid/speed_limit_min
[root@nb2 ~]# cat /proc/sys/dev/raid/speed_limit_max
Old 12-12-2008, 08:27 AM   #4
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I solved the problem by using a pci sata-controller instead of the onboard controller. Got the speed up to 27000Kb/sec.


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