On Sun, Sep 22 2002, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Fix the writer-starves-reader elevator problem. This is basically
> the read_latency2 patch from -ac kernels.
> On IDE it provides a 100x improvement in read throughput when there
> is heavy writeback happening. 40x on SCSI. You need to disable
Ah interesting. I do still think that it is worth to investigate _why_
both elevator_linus and deadline does not prevent the read starvation.
The read-latency is a hack, not a solution imo.
> tagged command queueing on scsi - it appears to be quite stupidly
Ahem I think you are being excessively harsh, or maybe passing judgement
on something you haven't even looked at. Did you consider that you
_drive_ may be the broken component? Excessive turn-around times for
request when using deep tcq is not unusual, by far.
-- Jens Axboe
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