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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] disk throughput
On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 08:18:36AM +0100, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 05 2001, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > Interesting, the 2.5 design prevents this since it doesn't account
> > merges as a penalty (like a seek). I can do something like that for 2.4
> > too, I'll do a patch for you to test.
>
> Ok here it is. It's not as efficient as the 2.5 version since it
> proceeds to scan the entire queue for a merge, but it should suffice for
> your testing.
>

Does the elevator still favor blocks that are on the outside of the platter
over all others? If so, I think this should be removed in favor of a
timeout just like the other seek requests...

I've been able to put a swap partition on the outside of my drive, and get
utterly abizmal performance, while on another similar system, with swap on
the inside of the drive performance was much better during a swap storm...

Mike
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