Re: [GIT PULL] Block pull request for- 4.11-rc1

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Wed Feb 22 2017 - 13:59:22 EST

On 02/22/2017 11:56 AM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> It's that simple.
>> No, it's not that simple at all. Fact is, some optimizations make sense
>> for some workloads, and some do not.
> Are you even listening?
> I'm saying no user can ever give a sane answer to your question. The
> question is insane and wrong.
> I already said you can have a dynamic configuration (and maybe even an
> automatic heuristic - like saying that a ramdisk gets NOOP by default,
> real hardware does not).
> But asking a user at kernel config time for a default is insane. If
> *you* cannot answer it, then the user sure as hell cannot.
> Other configuration questions have problems too, but at least the
> question about "should I support ext4" is something a user (or distro)
> can sanely answer. So your comparisons are pure bullshit.

As per the previous email, this was my proposed solution:

OK, so here's what I'll do:

1) We'll kill the default scheduler choices. sq blk-mq will default to
mq-deadline, mq blk-mq will default to "none" (at least for now, until
the new scheduler is done).
2) The individual schedulers will be y/m/n selectable, just like any
other driver.

Any further settings on that can be done at runtime, through sysfs.

Jens Axboe