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2016 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture and Storage (NAS) (2016)
Long Beach, CA, USA
Aug. 8, 2016 to Aug. 10, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-5090-3316-4
pp: 1-10
In modern RAID-structured storage systems, reliability is guaranteed by the use of parity blocks. But the parity-update overheads upon each write request have become a performance bottleneck of RAID systems. In some ways, an attached log disk is used to improve the write performance by delaying the parity blocks update. However, these methods are data-block-oriented and they need more time to rebuild or synchronize the RAID system when a data disk or the log disk fails. In this paper, we propose a novel optimization method, called SWO, which can improve RAID write performance and reconstruction performance. Moreover, when handling a write request, the SWO chooses reconstruction- write or read-modify-write combining with the log information to further minimize the number of pre- read data blocks. We have implemented the proposed SWO prototype and carried out some performance measurements using IOmeter and RAIDmeter. We have implemented the main idea of RAID6L in RAID5 and call it RAID5L. At the same time, we have evaluated the reconstruction time and the synchronization time of the SWO. Our experiments demonstrate that the SWO significantly improves write performance and saves more time than Data Logging and RAID5L when rebuilding and synchronizing.
Writing, Synchronization, Delays, Cleaning, Monitoring, Data structures, Optimization

L. Mei, D. Feng, L. Zeng, J. Chen and J. Liu, "A Stripe-Oriented Write Performance Optimization for RAID-Structured Storage Systems," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture and Storage (NAS), Long Beach, CA, USA, 2016, pp. 1-10.
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