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SubjectRe: The difference of request dir between AS and Deadline I/O scheduler?
� wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm little confused about the defination of request dir in AS and
> Deadline I/O scheduler.
> In AS, the request dir is defined by wheher it's sync:
>
> data_dir = rq_is_sync(rq);
>
> But in Deadline, the requests are grouped by read and write.
>
> Why is there the difference since AS is an extension of Deadline?
> what's the consideration?

I also thought it was silly to have different behaviours, so I tried
the following patch that makes deadline use sync/async instead of
read/write. All the benchmarks I tried showed that performance
dropped or remained constant at best, so I didn't propose it.
Maybe you will have more luck...

--

From: Aaron Carroll <aaronc@cse.unsw.edu.au>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 11:58:23 +1000
Subject: [PATCH] deadline-iosched: support SYNC bio/request flag

Support sync/async requests in deadline rather than read/write, as is
done in AS and CFQ.

Signed-off-by: Aaron Carroll <aaronc@cse.unsw.edu.au>
---
block/deadline-iosched.c | 63 ++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------------
1 files changed, 34 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)
diff --git a/block/deadline-iosched.c b/block/deadline-iosched.c
index 342448c..b2cfd47 100644
--- a/block/deadline-iosched.c
+++ b/block/deadline-iosched.c
@@ -23,6 +23,11 @@ static const int writes_starved = 2; /* max times reads can starve a write */
static const int fifo_batch = 16; /* # of sequential requests treated as one
by the above parameters. For throughput. */

+enum {
+ REQ_ASYNC,
+ REQ_SYNC,
+};
+
struct deadline_data {
/*
* run time data
@@ -53,7 +58,7 @@ struct deadline_data {

static void deadline_move_request(struct deadline_data *, struct request *);

-#define RQ_RB_ROOT(dd, rq) (&(dd)->sort_list[rq_data_dir((rq))])
+#define RQ_RB_ROOT(dd, rq) (&(dd)->sort_list[rq_is_sync((rq))])

/*
* get the request after `rq' in sector-sorted order
@@ -86,7 +91,7 @@ retry:
static inline void
deadline_del_rq_rb(struct deadline_data *dd, struct request *rq)
{
- const int data_dir = rq_data_dir(rq);
+ const int data_dir = rq_is_sync(rq);

if (dd->next_rq[data_dir] == rq)
dd->next_rq[data_dir] = deadline_latter_request(rq);
@@ -101,7 +106,7 @@ static void
deadline_add_request(struct request_queue *q, struct request *rq)
{
struct deadline_data *dd = q->elevator->elevator_data;
- const int data_dir = rq_data_dir(rq);
+ const int data_dir = rq_is_sync(rq);

deadline_add_rq_rb(dd, rq);

@@ -206,10 +211,10 @@ deadline_move_to_dispatch(struct deadline_data *dd, struct request *rq)
static void
deadline_move_request(struct deadline_data *dd, struct request *rq)
{
- const int data_dir = rq_data_dir(rq);
+ const int data_dir = rq_is_sync(rq);

- dd->next_rq[READ] = NULL;
- dd->next_rq[WRITE] = NULL;
+ dd->next_rq[REQ_SYNC] = NULL;
+ dd->next_rq[REQ_ASYNC] = NULL;
dd->next_rq[data_dir] = deadline_latter_request(rq);

dd->last_sector = rq->sector + rq->nr_sectors;
@@ -245,18 +250,18 @@ static inline int deadline_check_fifo(struct deadline_data *dd, int ddir)
static int deadline_dispatch_requests(struct request_queue *q, int force)
{
struct deadline_data *dd = q->elevator->elevator_data;
- const int reads = !list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[READ]);
- const int writes = !list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[WRITE]);
+ const int reads = !list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[REQ_SYNC]);
+ const int writes = !list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[REQ_ASYNC]);
struct request *rq;
int data_dir;

/*
* batches are currently reads XOR writes
*/
- if (dd->next_rq[WRITE])
- rq = dd->next_rq[WRITE];
+ if (dd->next_rq[REQ_ASYNC])
+ rq = dd->next_rq[REQ_ASYNC];
else
- rq = dd->next_rq[READ];
+ rq = dd->next_rq[REQ_SYNC];

if (rq) {
/* we have a "next request" */
@@ -276,12 +281,12 @@ static int deadline_dispatch_requests(struct request_queue *q, int force)
*/

if (reads) {
- BUG_ON(RB_EMPTY_ROOT(&dd->sort_list[READ]));
+ BUG_ON(RB_EMPTY_ROOT(&dd->sort_list[REQ_SYNC]));

if (writes && (dd->starved++ >= dd->writes_starved))
goto dispatch_writes;

- data_dir = READ;
+ data_dir = REQ_SYNC;

goto dispatch_find_request;
}
@@ -292,11 +297,11 @@ static int deadline_dispatch_requests(struct request_queue *q, int force)

if (writes) {
dispatch_writes:
- BUG_ON(RB_EMPTY_ROOT(&dd->sort_list[WRITE]));
+ BUG_ON(RB_EMPTY_ROOT(&dd->sort_list[REQ_ASYNC]));

dd->starved = 0;

- data_dir = WRITE;
+ data_dir = REQ_ASYNC;

goto dispatch_find_request;
}
@@ -338,16 +343,16 @@ static int deadline_queue_empty(struct request_queue *q)
{
struct deadline_data *dd = q->elevator->elevator_data;

- return list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[WRITE])
- && list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[READ]);
+ return list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[REQ_ASYNC])
+ && list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[REQ_SYNC]);
}

static void deadline_exit_queue(elevator_t *e)
{
struct deadline_data *dd = e->elevator_data;

- BUG_ON(!list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[READ]));
- BUG_ON(!list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[WRITE]));
+ BUG_ON(!list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[REQ_SYNC]));
+ BUG_ON(!list_empty(&dd->fifo_list[REQ_ASYNC]));

kfree(dd);
}
@@ -363,12 +368,12 @@ static void *deadline_init_queue(struct request_queue *q)
if (!dd)
return NULL;

- INIT_LIST_HEAD(&dd->fifo_list[READ]);
- INIT_LIST_HEAD(&dd->fifo_list[WRITE]);
- dd->sort_list[READ] = RB_ROOT;
- dd->sort_list[WRITE] = RB_ROOT;
- dd->fifo_expire[READ] = read_expire;
- dd->fifo_expire[WRITE] = write_expire;
+ INIT_LIST_HEAD(&dd->fifo_list[REQ_SYNC]);
+ INIT_LIST_HEAD(&dd->fifo_list[REQ_ASYNC]);
+ dd->sort_list[REQ_SYNC] = RB_ROOT;
+ dd->sort_list[REQ_ASYNC] = RB_ROOT;
+ dd->fifo_expire[REQ_SYNC] = read_expire;
+ dd->fifo_expire[REQ_ASYNC] = write_expire;
dd->writes_starved = writes_starved;
dd->front_merges = 1;
dd->fifo_batch = fifo_batch;
@@ -403,8 +408,8 @@ static ssize_t __FUNC(elevator_t *e, char *page) \
__data = jiffies_to_msecs(__data); \
return deadline_var_show(__data, (page)); \
}
-SHOW_FUNCTION(deadline_read_expire_show, dd->fifo_expire[READ], 1);
-SHOW_FUNCTION(deadline_write_expire_show, dd->fifo_expire[WRITE], 1);
+SHOW_FUNCTION(deadline_read_expire_show, dd->fifo_expire[REQ_SYNC], 1);
+SHOW_FUNCTION(deadline_write_expire_show, dd->fifo_expire[REQ_ASYNC], 1);
SHOW_FUNCTION(deadline_writes_starved_show, dd->writes_starved, 0);
SHOW_FUNCTION(deadline_front_merges_show, dd->front_merges, 0);
SHOW_FUNCTION(deadline_fifo_batch_show, dd->fifo_batch, 0);
@@ -426,8 +431,8 @@ static ssize_t __FUNC(elevator_t *e, const char *page, size_t count) \
*(__PTR) = __data; \
return ret; \
}
-STORE_FUNCTION(deadline_read_expire_store, &dd->fifo_expire[READ], 0, INT_MAX, 1);
-STORE_FUNCTION(deadline_write_expire_store, &dd->fifo_expire[WRITE], 0, INT_MAX, 1);
+STORE_FUNCTION(deadline_read_expire_store, &dd->fifo_expire[REQ_SYNC], 0, INT_MAX, 1);
+STORE_FUNCTION(deadline_write_expire_store, &dd->fifo_expire[REQ_ASYNC], 0, INT_MAX, 1);
STORE_FUNCTION(deadline_writes_starved_store, &dd->writes_starved, INT_MIN, INT_MAX, 0);
STORE_FUNCTION(deadline_front_merges_store, &dd->front_merges, 0, 1, 0);
STORE_FUNCTION(deadline_fifo_batch_store, &dd->fifo_batch, 0, INT_MAX, 0);
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