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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/6][RFC] virtio-blk: Change I/O path from request to BIO
On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 10:00:48AM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
> This patch is follow-up of Christohp Hellwig's work
> [RFC: ->make_request support for virtio-blk].
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1199763
>
> Quote from hch
> "This patchset allows the virtio-blk driver to support much higher IOP
> rates which can be driven out of modern PCI-e flash devices. At this
> point it really is just a RFC due to various issues."
>
> I fixed race bug and add batch I/O for enhancing sequential I/O,
> FLUSH/FUA emulation.
>
> I tested this patch on fusion I/O device by aio-stress.
> Result is following as.
>
> Benchmark : aio-stress (64 thread, test file size 512M, 8K io per IO, O_DIRECT write)
> Environment: 8 socket - 8 core, 2533.372Hz, Fusion IO 320G storage
> Test repeated by 20 times
> Guest I/O scheduler : CFQ
> Host I/O scheduler : NOOP

May be using deadline or noop in guest is better to benchmark against
PCI-E based flash.

Thanks
Vivek


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