Re: cfq misbehaving on 2.6.11-1.14_FC3

From: spaminos-ker
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 21:37:29 EST

--- Con Kolivas <kernel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I found the same, and the effect was blunted by noatime and
> journal_data_writeback (on ext3). Try them one at a time and see what you
> get.

I had to move to a different box, but get the same kind of results (for ext3
default mount options).

Here are the latencies (all cfq) I get with different values for the mount

ext2 default

ext3 default
52.6s avg

reiser defaults
29s avg 5 minutes
12.9s avg

ext3 rw,noatime,data=writeback
0.1s avg

reiser rw,noatime,data=writeback
4s avg for 20 seconds
then 0.1 seconds avg

So, indeed adding noatime,data=writeback to the mount options improves things a
I also tried without the noatime, and that doesn't make much difference to me.

That looks like a good workaround, I'll now try with the actual server and see
how things go.


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