Re: [PATCH 5/5] virtio-blk: implement ->make_request

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Thu Oct 06 2011 - 01:28:30 EST

On Wed, 05 Oct 2011 15:54:08 -0400, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Add an alternate I/O path that implements ->make_request for virtio-blk.
> This is required for high IOPs devices which get slowed down to 1/5th of
> the native speed by all the locking, memory allocation and other overhead
> in the request based I/O path.


I'd be tempted to just switch across to this, though I'd be interested
to see if the simple add_buf change I referred to before has some effect
by itself (I doubt it).

Also, though it's overkill I'd use standard list primitives rather than
open-coding a single linked list.

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