RE: AACRAID failure with 2.6.13-rc1

From: Salyzyn, Mark
Date: Fri Jul 29 2005 - 13:27:03 EST

Martin may be overplaying the performance angle.

A previous patch took the adapter from 64K to 4MB transaction sizes
across the board. This caused Martin's adapter and drive combination to
tip-over. We had to scale back to 128KB sized transactions to get
stability on his system. All systems handled the 4MB I/O size in our
tests, but the tests that were done some time ago were not performed
with the latest kernel, which contributed to a change in testing

Future patches associated with the 'new comm' interface will be able to
get finer grained performance tuning based on the adapter model rather
than the coarse method that currently resides in the more stable

Sincerely -- Mark Salyzyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Morton [mailto:akpm@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 2:07 PM
To: Martin Drab
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Salyzyn, Mark; markh@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: AACRAID failure with 2.6.13-rc1

. . .

ah, thanks.

A temporary workaround which might affct performance sounds better than
dead box though.

Mark, do you think that many systems are likely to be affected this way?

Do you think we should do something temporary for 2.6.13?

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