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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: Re: what storage system(s) are you using?
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:51:49 +0000
Message-ID: <20200821185149.GA15309@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200806173237.jf7nrfbw5v7uvl5s@chatter.i7.local>

Konstantin Ryabitsev <> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 05, 2020 at 03:11:27AM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
> > I've been mostly using ext4 on SSDs since I started public-inbox
> > and it works well.
> As you know, I hope to move to a system with a hybrid 
> lvm-cache setup, specifically:
> 12 x 1.8TB rotational drives set up in a lvm raid-6 array
> 2  x 450GB SSD drives are lvm-cache volume
> This gives up 18TB capacity with a 900GB cache layer, and the FS on top 
> of that is XFS.
> This is what is currently serving (4 nodes 
> around the world).

Do you have any numbers on read IOPS or seek latency for the
RAID-6 array?  Also, how much RAM for the page cache?

Xapian is going to be tricky(*), and it's looking like group search
will require a separate index :<  The upside is it may be able
to gradually replace existing indices for WWW and deduplicate
much data for cross-posted messages.

IMAP/JMAP is a different story...

Removing or relocating inboxes isn't going to be fun, either.

(*) Xapian built-in sharding works well for matching CPU core count,
    but trying to use Xapian's MultiDatabase (via ->add_database) with
    the current mirror of lore (almost 400 shards) doesn't work well,
    at all.

      reply	other threads:[~2020-08-21 18:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-05  3:11 Eric Wong
2020-08-06 17:32 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2020-08-21 18:51   ` Eric Wong [this message]

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