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SubjectRe: io_request_lock patch?
On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 10:53:39AM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> The queue lengths should always be long enough to keep the hw busy of
> course. And in addition, the bigger the queues the bigger the chance of
> skipping seeks due to reordering. But don't worry, I've scaled the queue
> lengths so I'm pretty sure that they are always on the safe side in
> size.
>
> It's pretty easy to test for yourself if you want, just change
> QUEUE_NR_REQUESTS in blkdev.h. It's currently 8192, the request slots
> are scaled down from this value. 8k will give you twice the amount of
> slots that you have RAM in mb, ie 2048 on a 1gig machine.
>
> block: queued sectors max/low 683554kB/552482kB, 2048 slots per queue

Hmm.. The tiobench run was done on a 1GB machine and we still ran
out of request slots. Will investigate.

Thanks
Dipankar
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Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@sequent.com> Project: http://lse.sourceforge.net
Linux Technology Center, IBM Software Lab, Bangalore, India.
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