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Re: NetApp iscsi block alignment?

Cool. That kb article on NOW is definitely useful.  I don't have authorization to view that bugzilla bug though.  Oh well.

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Ritesh Raj Sarraf <rsarraf@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tuesday 13 May 2008 00:44:58 Myles Uyema wrote:
> We're setting up a Linux iSCSI lun and wonder whether NetApp accounts for a
> raw block device without partitions or with partitions?
> Should we simply format /dev/sdd as a filesystem, or should we partition it
> at /dev/sdd1 allocating the whole the disk?

Hello Myles,

There's a Performance Issue when partitioning LUNs. Partition alignment is
required for better performance.

Please follow to the below mentioned link for further details about how to
partition your LUN.

You can also refer to the following Red Hat Bugzilla:

Ritesh Raj Sarraf
Linux SAN Enginnering
NetApp Inc. - http://www.netapp.com

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