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SubjectRe: disk head scheduling

Perhaps it would be more effective for mkfs to perform a benchmark to
determin the proper queue settings. It could then store this information
on the drive and it could be loaded by the kernel at mount time.

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Arvind Sankar wrote:

> > > Yeah, but some manufacturers are good enough to put it in the tech notes.
> > > Should the scheduling algo be put in as a device strategy function, with
> > > fallback to the current elevator if the device doesnt have one? Then we could
> > > implement two way elevator algos for those hard disks for which we can get
> > > physical geometry info from the data sheets or somewhere.
>
> Who's talking about optimizing based on phony geometries? Did you read what
> I wrote?


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