I’m trying to see if I can optimize my vNode setup to run a bit better as a validator.
I’m using ubuntu on a 512gb SSD formatted as zfs - and this seems to be working well, other than lots of cpu iowait warnings for the incognito process, when I watch the performance chart. CPU usage itself stays pretty low/minimal
I have the exact same setup on another machine that runs as a plex server, and see no such warnings - so I think it’s the different access patterns for incognito miner - which I assume is more database like?
The default recordsize for zfs is 128kb, so I’m wondering if lowering that would help the inc process run more smoothly?
One of the nice things about zfs is that can be set per dataset, without having to reformat the whole drive - so I can create a special mount just for incognito.
Some suggestions I’ve read for databases, say that the record size should be dropped all the way down to the 10s of kb, probably along the size lines of what a row entry might be.
For the incognito mainnet would the equivalent be the average size of a block on the chain?
Do we know what that value might be?