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writeboosttab - mappings of cache(d) devices

WRITEBOOSTTAB(5) File Formats WRITEBOOSTTAB(5)

NAME

writeboosttab - mappings of cache(d) devices

SYNOPSIS

/etc/writeboosttab

DESCRIPTION

The file writeboosttab contains information about mappings between caching and cached block devices for writeboost utility.
 
Each mapping is described on a separate line; Empty lines and lines starting with '#' are ignored; Fields on each line are separated by tabs or spaces;
 
The first field (dm_name)
This field describes the name of device-mapepr block device that will be created as result of mapping.
Typically after successful mapping the dm_name will appear in the /dev/mapper folder.
 
The second field (hdd_device)
This field describes path to the cached block device, typically "slow" (rotational) HDD.
 
The third field (ssd_device).
This field describes path to the caching block device, typically "fast" SSD.
 
The forth field (options)
This optional field describes comma-separated list of options passed to dm-writeboost.
 
It is recommended to use reliable paths to block devices like /dev/disk/by-uuid/{UUID} or similar.

EXAMPLES

The following is an example of an entry in the /etc/writeboosttab file:
 
 cached_hdd  /dev/disk/by-uuid/2e8260bc-024c-4252-a695-a73898c974c7  /dev/disk/by-partuuid/43372b68-3407-45fa-9b2f-61afe9c26a68  writeback_threshold=70,sync_data_interval=3600

FILES

/etc/writeboosttab

SEE ALSO

writeboost(8)

AUTHOR


Dmitry Smirnov <onlyjob@member.fsf.org>
Copyright 2015 Libre Solutions Pty Ltd (http://raid6.com.au)

LICENSE


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2015-05-07 writeboost