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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cfq-iosched: allow groups preemption for sync-noidle workloads
On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 08:21:59PM +0400, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> commit v2.6.32-102-g8682e1f "blkio: Provide some isolation between groups" break
> fast switching between task and journal-thread for very common write-fsync workload.
> cfq wait idle slice at each cfqq switch, if this task is from non-root blkio cgroup.
>
> This patch move idling sync-noidle preempting check little bit upwards and update
> new service_tree->count check for case with two different groups.
> I do not quite understand what means these check for new_cfqq, but now it even works.
>
> Without patch I got 49 iops and with this patch 798, for this trivial fio script:
>
> [write-fsync]
> cgroup=test
> cgroup_weight=1000
> rw=write
> fsync=1
> size=100m
> runtime=10s

What kind of storage and filesystem you are using? I tried this on a SATA
disk and I really don't get good throughput. With deadline scheduler I
get aggrb=103KB/s.

I think with fsync we are generating so many FLUSH requests that it
really slows down fsync.

Even if I use CFQ with and without cgroups, I get following.

CFQ, without cgroup
------------------
aggrb=100KB/s
CFQ with cgroup
--------------
aggrb=94KB/s
So with FLUSH requests, not much difference in throughput for this
workload.

I guess you must be running with barriers off or something like that.

Thanks
Vivek


>
> Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov@openvz.org>
> ---
> block/cfq-iosched.c | 14 +++++++-------
> 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/block/cfq-iosched.c b/block/cfq-iosched.c
> index 3c7b537..c71533e 100644
> --- a/block/cfq-iosched.c
> +++ b/block/cfq-iosched.c
> @@ -3318,19 +3318,19 @@ cfq_should_preempt(struct cfq_data *cfqd, struct cfq_queue *new_cfqq,
> if (rq_is_sync(rq) && !cfq_cfqq_sync(cfqq))
> return true;
>
> - if (new_cfqq->cfqg != cfqq->cfqg)
> - return false;
> -
> - if (cfq_slice_used(cfqq))
> - return true;
> -
> /* Allow preemption only if we are idling on sync-noidle tree */
> if (cfqd->serving_type == SYNC_NOIDLE_WORKLOAD &&
> cfqq_type(new_cfqq) == SYNC_NOIDLE_WORKLOAD &&
> - new_cfqq->service_tree->count == 2 &&
> + new_cfqq->service_tree->count == 1+(new_cfqq->cfqg == cfqq->cfqg) &&
> RB_EMPTY_ROOT(&cfqq->sort_list))
> return true;
>
> + if (new_cfqq->cfqg != cfqq->cfqg)
> + return false;
> +
> + if (cfq_slice_used(cfqq))
> + return true;
> +
> /*
> * So both queues are sync. Let the new request get disk time if
> * it's a metadata request and the current queue is doing regular IO.


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