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BAARF – Battle against any raid 5

BAARF – Battle Against any Raid Five

In the chart below, 1 represents good and 5 represents bad.

chart from Cary Millsap: Raid 5 runs into read performance issues in a mixed workload because every write takes two reads plus a write. These two reads can conflict with other readers. Also because Raid 5 is typically configured with small stripe sizes, say 32K or 64K, to mitigate write penalties, a multiblock read can easily span several disks, increasing the chances of concurrency read conflicts.

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