What are some tuning options for a GFS or GFS2 filesystem?

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  • Write performance of GFS is extremely slow.
  • Write performance of GFS2 is extremely slow.
  • A process appears to be hung on a GFS filesystem.
  • A process appears to be hung on a GFS2 fileystem.
  • Please share GFS2 tuning options/best practices.


  • Red Hat Cluster Suite / GFS 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform (Clustering and GFS/GFS2)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with the High Availability and Resilient Storage Add Ons(GFS2)

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