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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/6] IO context sharing

On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 10:49 +0100, Jens Axboe wrote:
> Hi,
> Today io contexts are per-process and define the (surprise) io context
> of that process. In some situations it would be handy if several
> processes share an IO context. With syslets it's especially crucial that
> the threads working on behalf of the parent process are seen as the same
> IO context. That goes from both a fairness and performance point of
> view, since IO schedulers like AS and CFQ base decisions on what the
> IO context state is. This patchset adds support for processes sharing a
> single io context and also adds a CLONE_IO flag to denote sharing of
> IO context.

Are you planning on extending this to a hierarchical CFQ for cgroups, or
just giving the IO context to a cgroup?

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