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SubjectRe: i/o stalls on 2.4.14-pre3 with ext3

On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Hum. I did a quick test here. cvs checkout of a kernel
> tree with source and dest both on the same platter. Using
> ext2:
> 2.4.13: 1:34
> 2.4.14-pre3: 1:28
> 2.4.14-pre5: 1:37
> We need more silly bugs.

Well, considering that the silly bug could result in request queue
corruption, I really suspect you'll be happier without it ;)

The io_request_lock wasn't held in a critical place, which would
potentially improve performance, but ...

> I'll poke at it a bit more. One perennial problem which
> we face is that there isn't, IMO, a good set of tests for tracking
> changes in thoughput. All the tools which are readily available
> are good for stress testing and silly corner cases but they
> don't seem to model real-world workloads well.



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