Elliptics BLOB IO backend testing: single request – single read

Previous elliptics test showed how good (or bad) is append-only BLOB backend, when HTTP proxy issued two reads to handle single client’s request.
Namely it fetched transaction history log to find out which stored transaction has the same version as client asks.

Now let’s see how well we behave when single client request results in single data read from the blob.


700 rps witin 100 ms, 900 rps within 300 ms

Surprisingly absolute numbers did not change – we still fit 1000 rps within 300 ms, which is rather unacceptible for single client. But at the beginning we are about 2 times faster than described 2-reads case: we handle 700 rps within 100 ms range.

Testing etup is the same as in previus test: 2 SAS storages attached, each has 16 disks in it. Ext4 over software RAID10. 2.6.34 kernel. Random requests. 10 millions of records (about 87 Gb total, 44 on each SAS storage).

We also ran the same test but moved storage blob to single SAS storage. Also moved it to block device directly instead of using usual file on ext4 filesystem. Results were 2 times degraded as expected: like about 600 rps within 200 ms.

There was no difference whether block device or ext4 was used as low-level storage.

In a meantime blob IO backend got loading index support to speedup its startup. The only missing feature is index truncation aka ability to compact and remove deleted entries. When this is done, I will start POHMELFS – POSIX frontend to elliptics network.
Its initial implementation will not be performance centered as well as feature-rich, instead I will create a rather simple client, which will allow trivial deployment procedure.

And I have to start writing elliptics network paper for Linux Kongress. This may take a while though…
Stay tuned!