Re: [PATCH] speed up SATA

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 11:21:58 EST

Jens Axboe wrote:
Here's a quickly done patch that attempts to adjust the value based on a
previous range of completed requests. It changes ->max_sectors to be a
hardware limit, adding ->optimal_sectors to be our max issued io target.
It is split on READ and WRITE. The target is to keep request execution
time under BLK_IORATE_TARGET, which is 50ms in this patch. read-ahead
max window is kept within a single request in size.

So this is pretty half-assed, but it gets the point across. Things that
should be looked at (meaning - should be done, but I didn't want to
waste time on them now):

- I added the hook to see how many in-drive queued requests you have, so
there's the possibility to add tcq knowledge as well.

- The optimal_sectors calculation is just an average of previous maximum
with current maximum. The scheme has a number of break down points,
for instance writes starving reads will give you a bad read execution
time, further limiting ->optimal_sectors[READ]

Makes me pretty happy... :)


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