[Lustre-discuss] Small files

Kevin Van Maren KVanMaren at fusionio.com
Wed Jul 3 02:18:54 PDT 2013

With a 1MB default stripe size, anything that is <1 MB is a "small" file.  In general, I would not stripe 10MB files across more than one OST (each).


On Jul 3, 2013, at 3:11 AM, Nikolay Kvetsinski wrote:

> Hello again guys, 
> I constantly read about that Lustre is not very good with "small files". However, there is no definition of small file in Lustre point of view. Would you be able to draw some borders on what is considered to be a small file ,  for example is a 10 MB considered a small file, and should a directory holding such files be striped on few OSTs, and should it be striped at all. 
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