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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cfq-iosched: NCQ SSDs do not need read queue merging
On 01/10/2010 04:04 PM, Corrado Zoccolo wrote:
> NCQ SSDs' performances are not affected by
> distance of read requests, so there is no point in having
> overhead to merge such queues.
>
> Non-NCQ SSDs showed regression in some special cases, so
> they are ruled out by this patch.
>
> This patch intentionally doesn't affect writes, so
> it changes the queued[] field, to be indexed by
> READ/WRITE instead of SYNC/ASYNC, and only compute proximity
> for queues with WRITE requests.
>
> Signed-off-by: Corrado Zoccolo<czoccolo@gmail.com>

That's not really true. Overhead always increases as the total number
of ATA commands issued increases.

Jeff






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