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SubjectRe: [patch,rfc v2] ext3/4: enhance fsync performance when using cfq
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Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> writes:

> On Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 01:00:45PM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:

>> I like the concept, it's definitely useful (and your results amply
>> demonstrate that). I was thinking if there was a way in through the ioc
>> itself, rather than bdi -> queue and like you are doing. But I can't
>> think of a nice way to do it, so this is probably as good as it gets.
>>
>
> I think, one issue with ioc based approach will be that it will then call
> yield operation on all the devices in the system where this context has ever
> done any IO. With bdi based approach this call will remain limited to
> a smaller set of devices.

Which actually brings up the question of whether this needs some
knowledge of whether the journal is on the same device as the file
system! In such a case, we need not yield. I think I'll stick my head
in the sand for this one. ;-)

Cheers,
Jeff


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