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SubjectRe: WimMark I report for 2.5.65-mm2
On Thu, Mar 20 2003, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Jens Axboe <> wrote:
> >
> > Besides, deadline is still the most solid choice.
> Deadline will always be the best choice for OLTP workloads. Or CFQ - it
> should perform the same.
> All this workload does is seeks all over the disk doing teeny synchronous
> I/O's. It is the worst-case for AS.
> What we are trying to do at present is to make AS not _too_ bad for these
> workloads so that people with mixed workloads or who are not familiar with
> kernel arcanery don't accidentally end up with something which is
> significantly slower than it should be.
> It is an interesting test case.

I understand that. A deadline run is still interesting if there are
regressions from -mm2 to -mm3, for example. If deadline shows the same
regression, it's likely not a newly introduced AS bug.

Jens Axboe

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