[Lustre-discuss] Tuning for small files

Kevin Van Maren Kevin.Vanmaren at Sun.COM
Tue Oct 7 21:06:15 PDT 2008

Mag Gam wrote:
> I know that lustre is best suited for large files but I was wondering
> if there are any special tuning parameters for handling small files.

Start by setting the stripe count to 1 OST/file, and using back-end 
storage optimized for small-file IOs (RAID 1+0 Luns for both OSTs and MDTs).


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