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SubjectRe: [PATCH V10 0/8] blk-mq-sched: improve sequential I/O performance
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On 10/14/2017 03:22 AM, Ming Lei wrote:
> Hi Jens,
>
> In Red Hat internal storage test wrt. blk-mq scheduler, we found that I/O
> performance is much bad with mq-deadline, especially about sequential I/O
> on some multi-queue SCSI devcies(lpfc, qla2xxx, SRP...)
>
> Turns out one big issue causes the performance regression: requests are
> still dequeued from sw queue/scheduler queue even when ldd's queue is
> busy, so I/O merge becomes quite difficult to make, then sequential IO
> performance degrades a lot.
>
> This issue becomes one of mains reasons for reverting default SCSI_MQ
> in V4.13.
>
> This 8 patches improve this situation, and brings back performance loss.
>
> With this change, SCSI-MQ sequential I/O performance is improved much, Paolo
> reported that mq-deadline performance improved much[2] in his dbench test
> wrt V2. Also performance improvement on lpfc/qla2xx was observed with V1.[1]

Looks good to me, and the kyber fix looks obviously correct to me. I have
applied this series for 4.15. Thanks Ming.

--
Jens Axboe

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