Dave Olien <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jens, Andrew
> The group here doing dbt2 workload measurements have hit a couple of
> problems APPARENTLY in the block I/O scheduler when doing write-intensive
> raw disk I/O through a DAC960 extremeraid 2000 controller.
> This wasn't a problem in 2.5.49. It has appeared since then.
> I've filed a bug on the OSDL bugme database. You can read it at:
The title is "2.5.59 and 2.5.50-mm2". I assume it should be 2.5.59-mm2??
> I've also put a more complete report in my web site:
oooh, goody. A new stresstest tool.
> Begin with the README file.
> For same reason, the README file isn't appearing on my web page.
> I'll look into that. In the mean time, I've included the contests
> of the README file below.
> I'm about to try reproducing the problem on a smaller hardware
> configuration. Then, I'll test whether the same problem occurs with
> read intensive I/O.
The important thing about direct-io is that it will frequently cause multiple
I/Os to be in flight against the same disk sector. That will never happen
with regular I/O because the pagecache acts as a synchronisation point.
Probably, this has tickled a bug in the I/O scheduler. Possibly in
direct-io, too - that code's fairly fresh, and quite complex.
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