Re: [GIT PULL] core block IO bits for 3.8

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Mon Dec 17 2012 - 14:06:23 EST

On 2012-12-17 18:15, Jeff Moyer wrote:
> Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> On 2012-12-17 18:00, Tejun Heo wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:06:39AM -0500, Jeff Moyer wrote:
>>>> Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>>> - Export control of bdi flusher thread CPU mask and default to using the
>>>>> home node (if known) from Jeff.
>>>> I certainly wouldn't mind this going in, but I think Tejun NACKed this
>>>> patch. Tejun?
>>> Hmm... yeah, I would much prefer if this doesn't go in this time. I
>>> think we need something more generic for threadpools w/ scheduling
>>> restrictions. It would be possible to retrofit so that the interface
>>> eventually matches but given that this feature isn't an immediate
>>> must-have thing, I think it would be better to not do this right now.
>> OK, if you have something generic for threadpools in mind, we can wait
>> with this one. I just thought that a "real" interface was nicer than
>> manual setting, especially since the flusher threads come and go. Then
>> you'd need some udev hook to get it set, not even sure how easy that
>> would be with the weird linkage.
>> Jeff, lets default to the node mask at least. Can you resend a patch
>> that doesn't add the API, but just defaults to setting the affinity to
>> the cpu mask of the home node?
> Well, it turns out that the numa node is always -1, since bdi devices
> always have a null parent. I have a patch set to clean that up, but it
> depends on my other numa patches in the scsi area that will hopefully
> go in 3.9.

Sigh, in that case, yes lets just revert it.

Jens Axboe

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