Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby Alex (staff) » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:12 am

John,
have you checked task manager, who is consuming the memory? Is it StarWindService.exe or system?
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby kiemosan » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:27 am

Hi,

I cannot see via task manager what is using the memory, the only thing I definetly know is that when I restart the starwind service the memory usage drops back down to normal levels.

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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby Alex (staff) » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:37 am

It looks like memory is consumed by Windows file cache. It releases memory, when file is closed. Unfortunately, it's size can't be controlled from application.
We are working on finding some other way to solve the problem with 4k block disk.
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby kiemosan » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:03 pm

Can this be controlled/limited any other way?
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby Alex (staff) » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:32 pm

Some sources claim that LargeSystemCache registry key can be used to tune file caching. But we haven't seen any difference.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 10%29.aspx
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby kiemosan » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:37 am

For the benefit of the forums I've found the above has no real effect.

Starwind have confirmed this issue and have passed it to R&D to work on.

Hope a solution comes soon as this Iomega 4K drive is seriously fast and really want to get it in use!
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby Max (staff) » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:09 pm

Thanks kiemosan,
Our R&D team is working on a fix for this problem, please stay tuned! :)
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby kiemosan » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:48 am

Max (staff) wrote:Thanks kiemosan,
Our R&D team is working on a fix for this problem, please stay tuned! :)


Hi,

just checking in to see if you have a solution to this issue yet?

Thanks

John
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby Max (staff) » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:57 am

Our developers report that they created a fix for this issue, currently it marked as submitted to our Q&A
I think the ETA for the fix is approximately 2-3 weeks. We'll update the post as soon as a fix is available for public download.
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby kiemosan » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:59 am

Amazing. Thanks for the update! Do you know what build number it will be fixed in so I can keep an eye on the current release?
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby Anatoly (staff) » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:02 am

We are not 100% about what number of build will it be, but it should be next release.
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby kiemosan » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:02 am

Also, I'm happy to test a beta of this if available and useful to you?
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby Anatoly (staff) » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:16 am

Sure! You are always welcomed to participate our Beta-testing program! Please use the link below to register on it:
http://www.starwindsoftware.com/beta-testing-program
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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby kiemosan » Mon May 14, 2012 11:00 am

Hi,

I've just tried the latest version but it has not appeared to solve my issue. I still get a memory leak if I user the buffer command in the .cfg file.

I still cannot create a VMFS partition without having the buffer command in my cfg file.

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Re: Help with mounting img on 4k cluster disk

Postby Anatoly (staff) » Mon May 14, 2012 2:40 pm

Can you please send us the log files and specify approximate time that we should look at?

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