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Subject[PATCH BUGFIX IMPROVEMENT V2 3/7] block, bfq: update base request service times when possible
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I/O injection gets reduced if it increases the request service times
of the victim queue beyond a certain threshold. The threshold, in its
turn, is computed as a function of the base service time enjoyed by
the queue when it undergoes no injection.

As a consequence, for injection to work properly, the above base value
has to be accurate. In this respect, such a value may vary over
time. For example, it varies if the size or the spatial locality of
the I/O requests in the queue change. It is then important to update
this value whenever possible. This commit performs this update.

Reported-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat (VMware) <srivatsa@csail.mit.edu>
Tested-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat (VMware) <srivatsa@csail.mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Valente <paolo.valente@linaro.org>
---
block/bfq-iosched.c | 13 ++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/block/bfq-iosched.c b/block/bfq-iosched.c
index 05041f84b8da..62442083b147 100644
--- a/block/bfq-iosched.c
+++ b/block/bfq-iosched.c
@@ -5496,7 +5496,18 @@ static void bfq_update_inject_limit(struct bfq_data *bfqd,
* start trying injection.
*/
bfqq->inject_limit = max_t(unsigned int, 1, old_limit);
- }
+ } else if (!bfqd->rqs_injected && bfqd->rq_in_driver == 1)
+ /*
+ * No I/O injected and no request still in service in
+ * the drive: these are the exact conditions for
+ * computing the base value of the total service time
+ * for bfqq. So let's update this value, because it is
+ * rather variable. For example, it varies if the size
+ * or the spatial locality of the I/O requests in bfqq
+ * change.
+ */
+ bfqq->last_serv_time_ns = tot_time_ns;
+

/* update complete, not waiting for any request completion any longer */
bfqd->waited_rq = NULL;
--
2.20.1
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