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SubjectRe: [resent PATCH] Re: very slow parallel read performance
> live load (you're a brave man) but let's try a bringing the -ac max-readahead
> patch across and try it in 2.4.9.

here it is, pardon the fuzz in some spots (where i just left it alone)

diff -ur linux-clean/drivers/md/md.c linux/drivers/md/md.c
--- linux-clean/drivers/md/md.c Fri May 25 09:48:49 2001
+++ linux/drivers/md/md.c Fri Jun 15 02:30:48 2001
@@ -3291,7 +3291,7 @@
/*
* Tune reconstruction:
*/
- window = MAX_READAHEAD*(PAGE_SIZE/512);
+ window = vm_max_readahead*(PAGE_SIZE/512);
printk(KERN_INFO "md: using %dk window, over a total of %d blocks.\n",window/2,max_sectors/2);

atomic_set(&mddev->recovery_active, 0);
diff -ur linux-clean/include/linux/blkdev.h linux/include/linux/blkdev.h
--- linux-clean/include/linux/blkdev.h Fri May 25 18:01:40 2001
+++ linux/include/linux/blkdev.h Fri Jun 15 02:23:22 2001
@@ -183,10 +183,6 @@

#define PageAlignSize(size) (((size) + PAGE_SIZE -1) & PAGE_MASK)

-/* read-ahead in pages.. */
-#define MAX_READAHEAD 31
-#define MIN_READAHEAD 3
-
#define blkdev_entry_to_request(entry) list_entry((entry), struct request, queue)
#define blkdev_entry_next_request(entry) blkdev_entry_to_request((entry)->next)
#define blkdev_entry_prev_request(entry) blkdev_entry_to_request((entry)->prev)
diff -ur linux-clean/include/linux/mm.h linux/include/linux/mm.h
--- linux-clean/include/linux/mm.h Fri Jun 15 02:20:24 2001
+++ linux/include/linux/mm.h Fri Jun 15 02:26:12 2001
@@ -105,6 +105,10 @@
#define VM_SequentialReadHint(v) ((v)->vm_flags & VM_SEQ_READ)
#define VM_RandomReadHint(v) ((v)->vm_flags & VM_RAND_READ)

+/* read ahead limits */
+extern int vm_min_readahead;
+extern int vm_max_readahead;
+
/*
* mapping from the currently active vm_flags protection bits (the
* low four bits) to a page protection mask..
diff -ur linux-clean/include/linux/raid/md_k.h linux/include/linux/raid/md_k.h
--- linux-clean/include/linux/raid/md_k.h Sun May 20 12:11:39 2001
+++ linux/include/linux/raid/md_k.h Fri Jun 15 02:31:24 2001
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@
/*
* default readahead
*/
-#define MD_READAHEAD MAX_READAHEAD
+#define MD_READAHEAD vm_max_readahead

static inline int disk_faulty(mdp_disk_t * d)
{
diff -ur linux-clean/include/linux/sysctl.h linux/include/linux/sysctl.h
--- linux-clean/include/linux/sysctl.h Fri May 25 18:01:27 2001
+++ linux/include/linux/sysctl.h Fri Jun 15 02:24:33 2001
@@ -134,7 +134,9 @@
VM_PAGECACHE=7, /* struct: Set cache memory thresholds */
VM_PAGERDAEMON=8, /* struct: Control kswapd behaviour */
VM_PGT_CACHE=9, /* struct: Set page table cache parameters */
- VM_PAGE_CLUSTER=10 /* int: set number of pages to swap together */
+ VM_PAGE_CLUSTER=10, /* int: set number of pages to swap together */
+ VM_MIN_READAHEAD=12, /* Min file readahead */
+ VM_MAX_READAHEAD=13 /* Max file readahead */
};


diff -ur linux-clean/kernel/sysctl.c linux/kernel/sysctl.c
--- linux-clean/kernel/sysctl.c Thu Apr 12 12:20:31 2001
+++ linux/kernel/sysctl.c Fri Jun 15 02:28:02 2001
@@ -270,6 +270,10 @@
&pgt_cache_water, 2*sizeof(int), 0644, NULL, &proc_dointvec},
{VM_PAGE_CLUSTER, "page-cluster",
&page_cluster, sizeof(int), 0644, NULL, &proc_dointvec},
+ {VM_MIN_READAHEAD, "min-readahead",
+ &vm_min_readahead,sizeof(int), 0644, NULL, &proc_dointvec},
+ {VM_MAX_READAHEAD, "max-readahead",
+ &vm_max_readahead,sizeof(int), 0644, NULL, &proc_dointvec},
{0}
};

Only in linux/kernel: sysctl.c~
diff -ur linux-clean/mm/filemap.c linux/mm/filemap.c
--- linux-clean/mm/filemap.c Thu Aug 16 13:12:07 2001
+++ linux/mm/filemap.c Fri Aug 24 14:08:20 2001
@@ -45,6 +45,12 @@
unsigned int page_hash_bits;
struct page **page_hash_table;

+int vm_max_readahead = 31;
+int vm_min_readahead = 3;
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(vm_max_readahead);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(vm_min_readahead);
+
+
spinlock_t __cacheline_aligned pagecache_lock = SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED;
/*
* NOTE: to avoid deadlocking you must never acquire the pagecache_lock with
@@ -870,7 +876,7 @@
static inline int get_max_readahead(struct inode * inode)
{
if (!inode->i_dev || !max_readahead[MAJOR(inode->i_dev)])
- return MAX_READAHEAD;
+ return vm_max_readahead;
return max_readahead[MAJOR(inode->i_dev)][MINOR(inode->i_dev)];
}

@@ -1044,8 +1050,8 @@
if (filp->f_ramax < needed)
filp->f_ramax = needed;

- if (reada_ok && filp->f_ramax < MIN_READAHEAD)
- filp->f_ramax = MIN_READAHEAD;
+ if (reada_ok && filp->f_ramax < vm_min_readahead)
+ filp->f_ramax = vm_min_readahead;
if (filp->f_ramax > max_readahead)
filp->f_ramax = max_readahead;
}
--- linux-clean/drivers/ide/ide-probe.c Sun Mar 18 09:25:02 2001
+++ linux/drivers/ide/ide-probe.c Fri Jun 15 03:09:49 2001
@@ -779,7 +779,7 @@
/* IDE can do up to 128K per request. */
*max_sect++ = 255;
#endif
- *max_ra++ = MAX_READAHEAD;
+ *max_ra++ = vm_max_readahead;
}

for (unit = 0; unit < units; ++unit)
-
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