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SubjectRe: More on 2.2.18pre2aa2
On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:
>
> >We simply keep track of how old the oldest request
> >in the queue is, and when that request is getting
> >too old (say 1/2 second), we /stop/ all the others
>
> Going in function of time is obviously wrong. A blockdevice can
> write 1 request every two seconds or 1 request every msecond.
> You can't assume anything in function of time _unless_ you have
> per harddisk timing informations into the kernel.

Uhmmm, isn't the elevator about request /latency/ ?

And if so, in what unit do you want to measure
latency if it isn't time?

regards,

Rik
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