[DRBD-user] kvm, drbd, elevator, rotational - quite an interesting co-operation

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Mon Jul 6 11:11:44 CEST 2009

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 05:59:05PM -0500, Javier Guerra wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Lars Ellenberg<lars.ellenberg at linbit.com> wrote:
> > the elevator of the lower level block device (in this case,
> > the kvm virtual block device, or the host real block device)
> so, the original post (Michael) was running drbd on the KVM guests??

That was my impression, from the introduction:
>> Today I tried drbd for the first time, and decided to start                                                                         
>> experimenting on two virtual machines.                                                                                              

> i thought the only sensible setup was using dbrb on the hosts, to make
> VMs live-migrable.

But his findings are still interessting.  It may help to track down all
spurious timeouts and "anticipatory" idle-waits, and try to disable
them, or move them out of the picture.  Even ignoring DRBD for a moment,
that should also be an interessting and beneficial excercise
for VM block device performance in virtualization alone.

: Lars Ellenberg
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