fast esp

Filesystem caching and performance

well this is slightly surprising, but in a very good way, and does lead to some interesting suggestions on how to best to improve matters, but look at the following graph of FAST ESP query latency: Notice that the average latency drops as we use the server more … but WHY? Well that’s just because we’re running the FAST indexes on a ZFS based file system and the L2 ARC cache is making it’s presence felt