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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-2013-discuss] [ATTEND] scsi-mq prototype discussion
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On Fri, 2013-07-12 at 12:52 +0200, Hannes Reinecke wrote:
> On 07/12/2013 03:33 AM, Nicholas A. Bellinger wrote:
> > On Thu, 2013-07-11 at 18:02 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 05:23:32PM -0700, Nicholas A. Bellinger wrote:
> >>> Drilling down the work items ahead of a real mainline push is high on
> >>> priority list for discussion.
> >>>
> >>> The parties to be included in such a discussion are:
> >>>
> >>> - Jens Axboe (blk-mq author)
> >>> - James Bottomley (scsi maintainer)
> >>> - Christoph Hellwig (scsi)
> >>> - Martin Petersen (scsi)
> >>> - Tejun Heo (block + libata)
> >>> - Hannes Reinecke (scsi error recovery)
> >>> - Kent Overstreet (block, per-cpu ida)
> >>> - Stephen Cameron (scsi-over-pcie driver)
> >>> - Andrew Vasquez (qla2xxx LLD)
> >>> - James Smart (lpfc LLD)
> >>
> >> Isn't this something that should have been discussed at the storage
> >> mini-summit a few months ago?
> >
> > The scsi-mq prototype, along with blk-mq (in it's current form) did not
> > exist a few short months ago. ;)
> >
> >> It seems very specific to one subsystem to be a kernel summit topic,
> >> don't you think?
> >
> > It's no more subsystem specific than half of the other proposals so far,
> > and given it's reach across multiple subsystems (block, scsi, target),
> > and the amount of off-list interest on the topic, I think it would make
> > a good candidate for discussion.
> >
> And it'll open up new approaches which previously were dismissed,
> like re-implementing multipathing on top of scsi-mq, giving us the
> single scsi device like other UNIX systems.
>
> Also I do think there's quite some synergy to be had, as with blk-mq
> we could nail each queue to a processor, which would eliminate the
> need for locking.
> Which could be useful for other subsystems, too.

Lets start with discussing this on the list, please, and then see where
we go from there ...

James



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