Re: [PATCH RFC 12/12] xen-block: implement indirect descriptors
From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
Date: Tue Mar 19 2013 - 10:38:36 EST
On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 06:06:38PM +0100, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> On 28/02/13 11:28, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> > Indirect descriptors introduce a new block operation
> > (BLKIF_OP_INDIRECT) that passes grant references instead of segments
> > in the request. This grant references are filled with arrays of
> > blkif_request_segment_aligned, this way we can send more segments in a
> > request.
> > The proposed implementation sets the maximum number of indirect grefs
> > (frames filled with blkif_request_segment_aligned) to 256 in the
> > backend and 64 in the frontend. The value in the frontend has been
> > chosen experimentally, and the backend value has been set to a sane
> > value that allows expanding the maximum number of indirect descriptors
> > in the frontend if needed.
> I've added some additional debugging messages in blkfront, and found out
> that the queue in blkfront is not providing request bigger than 64
> segments for read requests, or 128 segments for write requests, although
> I set:
> blk_queue_max_segments(info->rq, 256);
> Is there any other limit I'm missing on the number of segments per
> request a queue can provide?
Martin, any ideas?
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