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SubjectRe: [PATCH V5 00/30] loop: Issue O_DIRECT aio using bio_vec
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Dave Kleikamp
<> wrote:
> On 01/10/2013 09:46 AM, Sedat Dilek wrote:
>> Hi Dave,
>> I am using here Ubuntu/precise AMD64 as a WUBI-installed system.
>> Not sure if WUBI [1] is a good test-candidate.
>> [ /boot/grub/grub.cfg ]
>> ...
>> set root=(loop0)
>> linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-rc2-9-iniza-generic
>> root=UUID=001AADA61AAD9964 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro
>> ...
>> Poops, I did it (not again) but for the first time to test your
>> loop-patchset on top of Linux v3.8-rc2 plus some important other stuff
>> (see patches/ dir in attached tarball).
>> As I did not know how to test it in a meaningful way I just run the
>> "lite" test-script from LTP [2].
>> Please, have a look at the ERRORs and failures.
> I'd really like to know if these same testcases fail without my
> patchset. I'm going to play with ltp on loop-mounted filesystems, but I
> don't intend to play with WUBI at all.

I am preparing now two kernels against Linux v3.8-rc3 (as your
patchset applies cleany) with 2 important patches which I need here
(1. mei: no proper reboot and 2. (S)ATA fix).

I will attach two tarballs for each kernel-setup and run LTP "lite"
again (tarballs will include the results).

> I'd be interested if my patchset introduces regressions, but not so much
> if the same testcases fail previously.

Hmm, regressions is always good to test.
As a "customer" aka tester I want to see any benefit means for most
power-users: Do I get some speedups?
That's the main background of my askings.

As said here I am running Ubuntu as a WUBI-installation.
This system is predestinated for testing loop improvements.
So again and no sorry: How can I test reliable speed improvements?
I remember linux-fs/linux-xfs folks have a tool could be named
"xfstests" (note2myself: more coffee!).
Any hints for testing appreciated!

- Sedat -

>> $ egrep -i 'error|fail'
>> for-dkleikamp/tests/runltplite-results_loop-experimental.txt | grep -v
>> -i expected | wc -l
>> 210
>> In good old German tradition I have collected some interesting stuff
>> in the attached tarball ;-).
>> If something is missing - blame me.
>> Don't hesitate to ask (I have your patchset for a while on my radar).
>> Thanks!
>> Regards,
>> - Sedat -
>> [1]
>> [2]

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