Re: [PATCH]cfq-iosched: don't take requests with long distence as close

From: Corrado Zoccolo
Date: Fri Jan 15 2010 - 15:24:32 EST

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Corrado Zoccolo <czoccolo@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Hi Jeff,
>> I think this patch has the same flaw as Shaohua's.
>> The seekiness check that you introduce in cfq_rq_close is already
>> present in its caller, cfq_close_cooperator, so it is not effective.
> I don't think so. ÂThere are two queues, here. ÂOne queue is checked by
> the caller, and that is the cur_cfqq. ÂThe __cfqq needs to also be
> checked.
The other one, i.e. the returned one, is also checked by the caller,
some lines below.
1756 cfqq = cfqq_close(cfqd, cur_cfqq);
1757 if (!cfqq)
1758 return NULL;
1760 /* If new queue belongs to different cfq_group, don't choose it */
1761 if (cur_cfqq->cfqg != cfqq->cfqg)
1762 return NULL;
1764 /*
1765 * It only makes sense to merge sync queues.
1766 */
1767 if (!cfq_cfqq_sync(cfqq))
1768 return NULL;
1769 if (CFQQ_SEEKY(cfqq))
1770 return NULL;
>> Up to now, the only patch that improves this situation is the one that
>> changes the unmerge policy to unmerge after a single time slice.
> Yes, I definitely agree with that, and I think that patch should go in.
> Cheers,
> Jeff


dott. Corrado Zoccolo mailto:czoccolo@xxxxxxxxx
PhD - Department of Computer Science - University of Pisa, Italy
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