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Subject[PATCH v2] blk: optimization for classic polling
From: Nitesh Shetty <>

This removes the dependency on interrupts to wake up task. Set task
state as TASK_RUNNING, if need_resched() returns true,
while polling for IO completion.
Earlier, polling task used to sleep, relying on interrupt to wake it up.
This made some IO take very long when interrupt-coalescing is enabled in

Changes v1->v2:
-setting task state once in blk_poll, instead of multiple callers.

Signed-off-by: Nitesh Shetty <>
block/blk-mq.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/block/blk-mq.c b/block/blk-mq.c
index df93102..40285fe 100644
--- a/block/blk-mq.c
+++ b/block/blk-mq.c
@@ -3164,6 +3164,7 @@ static bool __blk_mq_poll(struct blk_mq_hw_ctx *hctx, struct request *rq)

+ set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
return false;

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