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SubjectRe: (reiserfs) Re: More on 2.2.18pre2aa2
On Fri, Sep 15, 2000 at 09:08:25PM -0400, Giuliano Pochini wrote:
> Which is tightly dependent on the way we insert new rqs.

Sure the implementation would differ in function of the way we order the
requests during inserction, but the conceptual algorithm of the latency control
could remain the same even if we'll sligtly change the ordering algorithm.

The reason the implementation would differ is because they are implemented
together to browse the queue the less times possible.

> Rqs are added according to the IN_ORDER() condition which enforces ascending
> ordering. What does CSCAN mean ?

CSCAN means Cyclic scan. It enforces ascending order and when it reaches the
last cylinder it causes a large seek to the head.

> [..] When we insert 15 the list becomes 12 13 14 1 2 3 15.

You're right.

Infact the only reason we need the latency control stuff is that 14 have to
become a barrier eventually (and 15 have to become a barrier eventually as
well) if we want them to be served by the lowlevel driver otherwise they could
be passed for way too long time (just the time to write some Tera of data
to disk) by requests with lower blocknr. This was the elevator latency bugfix.

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