Re: [PATCH] speed up SATA
From: David Lang
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 13:50:28 EST
Pavel, when you say that 32MB would be 1 second is that due to the limits
of the SATA bus or are you baseing this on a particular drive?
if you are basing it on a current single SATA drive (7200rpm 8MB cache,
etc) consider that if you are writing to a solid state drive or to an
array that presents itself as a single SATA drive then the transaction can
happen MUCH faster.
if this is a limit of the SATA interface bitrate, consider that over the
last several years EVERY interface has seen it's bitrate climb
significantly, frequently with little (if any) fundamentalchange to the
drivers nessasary to run things.
On Mon, 29 Mar 2004, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:36:42 +0200
> From: Pavel Machek <pavel@xxxxxxx>
> To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: linux-ide@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] speed up SATA
> > Things seem to be looking pretty good, so it's now time to turn on
> > lba48-sized transfers. Most SATA disks will be lba48 anyway, even
> > the ones smaller than 137GB, for this and other reasons.
> > With this simple patch, the max request size goes from 128K to
> > 32MB... so you can imagine this will definitely help performance.
> > Throughput goes up. Interrupts go down. Fun for the whole family.
> 32MB is one second if everything goes okay... That will be horrible for latency, right?
> 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=28 ttl=51 time=448769.1 ms
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