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SubjectRe: Switching to MQ by default may generate some bug reports
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 5:42 PM, Mel Gorman <> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 05:17:21PM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
>> Hi Mel Gorman,
>> On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Mel Gorman <> wrote:
>> > Hi Christoph,
>> >
>> > I know the reasons for switching to MQ by default but just be aware that it's
>> > not without hazards albeit it the biggest issues I've seen are switching
>> > CFQ to BFQ. On my home grid, there is some experimental automatic testing
>> > running every few weeks searching for regressions. Yesterday, it noticed
>> > that creating some work files for a postgres simulator called pgioperf
>> > was 38.33% slower and it auto-bisected to the switch to MQ. This is just
>> > linearly writing two files for testing on another benchmark and is not
>> > remarkable. The relevant part of the report is
>> We saw some SCSI-MQ performance issue too, please see if the following
>> patchset fixes your issue:
> That series is dealing with problems with legacy-deadline vs mq-none where
> as the bulk of the problems reported in this mail are related to
> legacy-CFQ vs mq-BFQ.

The serials deals with none and all mq schedulers, and you can see
the improvement on mq-deadline in cover letter, :-)

Ming Lei

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