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SubjectRe: tiobench read 50% regression with 2.6.30-rc1
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On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 11:57 +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 09 2009, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> > Comparing with 2.6.29's result, tiobench (read) has about 50% regression
> > with 2.6.30-rc1 on all my machines. Bisect down to below patch.
> >
> > b029195dda0129b427c6e579a3bb3ae752da3a93 is first bad commit
> > commit b029195dda0129b427c6e579a3bb3ae752da3a93
> > Author: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
> > Date: Tue Apr 7 11:38:31 2009 +0200
> >
> > cfq-iosched: don't let idling interfere with plugging
> >
> > When CFQ is waiting for a new request from a process, currently it'll
> > immediately restart queuing when it sees such a request. This doesn't
> > work very well with streamed IO, since we then end up splitting IO
> > that would otherwise have been merged nicely. For a simple dd test,
> > this causes 10x as many requests to be issued as we should have.
> > Normally this goes unnoticed due to the low overhead of requests
> > at the device side, but some hardware is very sensitive to request
> > sizes and there it can cause big slow downs.
> >
> >
> >
> > Command to start the testing:
> > #tiotest -k0 -k1 -k3 -f 80 -t 32
> >
> > It's a multi-threaded program and starts 32 threads. Every thread does I/O
> > on its own 80MB file.
The files should be created before the testing and pls. drop page caches
by "echo 3 >/proc/sys/vm/drop_caches" before testing.

>
> It's not a huge surprise that we regressed there. I'll get this fixed up
> next week. Can you I talk you into trying to change the 'quantum' sysfs
> variable for the drive? It's in /sys/block/xxx/queue/iosched where xxx
> is your drive(s). It's set to 4, if you could try progressively larger
> settings and retest, that would help get things started.
I tried 4,8,16,64,128 and didn't find result difference.




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