Re: [PATCH 11/20] blkio: Some CFQ debugging Aid
From: Jeff Moyer
Date: Wed Nov 04 2009 - 14:26:06 EST
Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 01:52:51PM -0500, Jeff Moyer wrote:
>> > +config DEBUG_BLK_CGROUP
>> > + bool
>> > + depends on BLK_CGROUP
>> > + default n
>> > + ---help---
>> > + Enable some debugging help. Currently it stores the cgroup path
>> > + in the blk group which can be used by cfq for tracing various
>> > + group related activity.
>> > +
>> > endif # BLOCK
>> > +config DEBUG_CFQ_IOSCHED
>> > + bool "Debug CFQ Scheduling"
>> > + depends on CFQ_GROUP_IOSCHED
>> > + select DEBUG_BLK_CGROUP
>> This seems wrong. DEBUG_CFQ_IOSCHED sounds like it enables debugging of
>> CFQ. In your implementation, though, it only enables this in tandem
>> with the blkio cgroup infrastructure. Please decouple these things.
> What's wrong with this? We are emitting more debugging information for
> CFQ like cgroup name and paths in blktrace output. That's a different
> thing that internally that information is also dependent debugging being
> enabled in blk io controller.
> Important thing here is that blk io controller and its debugging option is
> automatically selected depending on what user wants from end policies.
> So I really can't see that what's wrong if CFQ debugging option internally
> selects some other config option also.
Sorry, I wasn't very clear. DEBUG_CFQ_IOSCHED implies that we are
debugging CFQ. However, in this case, we're only debugging the
BLKIO_CGROUP bits in the CFQ I/O scheduler. I would prefer if maybe you
did the following:
Then, if there was later some debugging stuff added to CFQ that was not
specific to the cgroup infrastructure, it could be put in.
Maybe it's not worth worrying about right now. I'll leave it to Jens.
>> > +#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_BLK_CGROUP
>> > + /* Store cgroup path */
>> > + char path;
>> > +#endif
>> Where does 128 come from? What's wrong with PATH_MAX?
> CFS influence (kernel/sched_debug.c)
> Actually PATH_MAX will be 4096 bytes. Too long to display in blktrace
> output? I have not check what's the blktrace limit but we don't want too
> long a lines in output.
OK, you're right. I wouldn't want to embed 4k in there anyway.
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