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SubjectRe: Unresponiveness of 2.4.16
Mike Fedyk wrote:
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> On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 04:36:25PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > The patch I sent puts read requests near the head of the request
> > queue, and to hell with aggregate throughput. It's tunable with
> > `elvtune -b'. And it fixes it.
>
> for i in `seq 9`; do elvtune -b $i /dev/hda; done
>
> -b doesn't seem to change the "max_bomb_segments". Does your patch fix this?
>

Yes, it does.

Presumably, once upon a time, max_bomb_segments actually did
something. But it's a complete no-op at present, so I co-opted it.

Nice name, but I'd prefer max_cluster_bombs.

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