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SubjectRe: Time sliced CFQ io scheduler
On Thu, Dec 02 2004, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> wrote:
> >
> > n Thu, Dec 02 2004, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > as:
> > > > Reader: 27985KiB/sec (max_lat=34msec)
> > > > Writer: 64KiB/sec (max_lat=1042msec)
> > > >
> > > > cfq:
> > > > Reader: 12703KiB/sec (max_lat=108msec)
> > > > Writer: 9743KiB/sec (max_lat=89msec)
> > > >
> > > > If you look at vmstat while running these tests, cfq and deadline give
> > > > equal bandwidth for the reader and writer all the time, while as
> > > > basically doesn't give anything to the writer (a single block per second
> > > > only). Nick, is the write batching broken or something?
> > >
> > > Looks like it. We used to do 2/3rds-read, 1/3rd-write in that testcase.
> >
> > But 'as' has had no real changes in about 9 months time, it's really
> > strange. Twiddling with write expire and write batch expire settings
> > make no real difference. Upping the ante to 4 clients, two readers and
> > two writers work about the same: 27MiB/sec aggregate read bandwidth,
> > ~100KiB/sec write.
>
> Did a quick test here, things seem OK.
>
> Writer:
>
> while true
> do
> dd if=/dev/zero of=foo bs=1M count=1000 conv=notrunc
> done
>
> Reader:
>
> time cat 1-gig-file > /dev/null
> cat x > /dev/null 0.07s user 1.55s system 3% cpu 45.434 total
>
> `vmstat 1' says:
>
>
> 0 5 1168 3248 472 220972 0 0 28 24896 1249 212 0 7 0 94
> 0 7 1168 3248 492 220952 0 0 28 28056 1284 204 0 5 0 96
> 0 8 1168 3248 500 221012 0 0 28 30632 1255 194 0 5 0 95
> 0 7 1168 2800 508 221344 0 0 16 20432 1183 170 0 3 0 97
> 0 8 1168 3024 484 221164 0 0 15008 12488 1246 460 0 4 0 96
> 1 8 1168 2252 484 221980 0 0 27808 6092 1270 624 0 4 0 96
> 0 8 1168 3248 468 221044 0 0 32420 4596 1290 690 0 4 0 96
> 0 9 1164 2084 456 222212 4 0 28964 1800 1285 596 0 3 0 96
> 1 7 1164 3032 392 221256 0 0 23456 6820 1270 527 0 4 0 96

[snip]

Looks fine, yes.

> So what are you doing different?

Doing sync io, most likely. My results above are 64k O_DIRECT reads and
writes, see the mention of the test cases in the first mail. I'll
repeat the testing with both sync and async writes tomorrow on the same
box and see what that does to fairness.

Async writes are not very interesting, it takes quite some effort to
make those go slow :-)

--
Jens Axboe

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