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    SubjectRe: [PATCHSET] Linux 2.4.20-jam0

    On 2002.11.30 Andrew Morton wrote:
    >"J.A. Magallon" wrote:
    >> - Orlov inode allocator for 2.4
    >The Orlov allocator in 2.5 has caused a tremendous performance regression
    >in dbench-on-ext3/ordered-on-scsi.
    >I don't know why yet - I doubt if it's due to the allocator itself - more
    >likely an IO scheduling bug in ext3, or a bug in the 2.5 elevator.
    >There is no such regression on IDE - presumably write caching is covering
    >up the problem.

    Is there any way I can test that ? I have all scsi drives and can
    for example remount with 'orlov' or 'oldalloc'...

    >So that's something to watch out for.
    >(where did your Orlov patch from? All the tabs are mangled)

    See the other answer to previous message...

    >You'll need to port this missing bit, which provides the `oldalloc'
    >and `orlov' mount options.

    Thanks, I will add it...
    BTW, who puts names to options ? Wouldn't be more intuitive to add options
    like 'ialloc_std' or 'ialloc_orlov' ? Too late to change this ?


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