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SubjectRe: OSDL DBT-2 AS vs. Deadline 2.5.68-mm2
On  7 May, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Wed, May 07 2003, markw@osdl.org wrote:
>> I've collected some data from STP to see if it's useful or if there's
>> anything else that would be useful to collect. I've got some tests
>> queued up for the newer patches, but I wanted to put out what I had so
>> far.
>>
>>
>> METRICS OVER LAST 20 MINUTES:
>> --------------- -------- ----- ---- -------- -----------------------------------
>> Kernel Elevator NOTPM CPU% Blocks/s URL
>> --------------- -------- ----- ---- -------- -----------------------------------
>> 2.5.68-mm2 as 1155 94.3 8940.2 http://khack.osdl.org/stp/271356/
>> 2.5.68-mm2 deadline 1255 94.9 9598.7 http://khack.osdl.org/stp/271359/
>>
>> FUNCTIONS SORTED BY TICKS:
>> -- ------------------------- ------- ------------------------- -------
>> # as 2.5.68-mm2 ticks deadline 2.5.68-mm2 ticks
>> -- ------------------------- ------- ------------------------- -------
>> 1 default_idle 6103428 default_idle 5359025
>> 2 bounce_copy_vec 86272 bounce_copy_vec 97696
>> 3 schedule 63819 schedule 70114
>> 4 __make_request 30397 __blk_queue_bounce 31167
>> 5 __blk_queue_bounce 26962 scsi_request_fn 26623
>> 6 scsi_request_fn 24845 __make_request 25012
>
> uhh nasty, you are spending a lot of time bouncing. How much RAM is in
> the machine, and what is the scsi hba?

The system has 4GB of memory and has a DECchip 21554 (aacraid) that the
external drives are connected to. Mark Haverkamp is currently trying to
address those bounce buffers.
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