Commit 3b18152c authored by Jens Axboe's avatar Jens Axboe Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] CFQ io scheduler updates

- Adjust slice values

- Instead of one async queue, one is defined per priority level. This
  prevents kernel threads (such as reiserfs/x and others) that run at
  higher io priority from conflicting with others. Previously, it was a
  coin toss what io prio the async queue got, it was defined by who
  first set up the queue.

- Let a time slice only begin, when the previous slice is completely
  done. Previously we could be somewhat unfair to a new sync slice, if
  the previous slice was async and had several ios queued. This might
  need a little tweaking if throughput suffers a little due to this,
  allowing perhaps an overlap of a single request or so.

- Optimize the calling of kblockd_schedule_work() by doing it only when
  it is strictly necessary (no requests in driver and work left to do).

- Correct sync vs async logic. A 'normal' process can be purely async as
  well, and a flusher can be purely sync as well. Sync or async is now a
  property of the class defined and requests pending. Previously writers
  could be considered sync, when they were really async.

- Get rid of the bit fields in cfqq and crq, use flags instead.

- Various other cleanups and fixes
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 3d25f356
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#define IOPRIO_PRIO_CLASS(mask) ((mask) >> IOPRIO_CLASS_SHIFT)
#define IOPRIO_PRIO_DATA(mask) ((mask) & IOPRIO_PRIO_MASK)
#define IOPRIO_PRIO_VALUE(class, data) (((class) << IOPRIO_CLASS_SHIFT) | data)
#define ioprio_valid(mask) (IOPRIO_PRIO_CLASS((mask)) != IOPRIO_CLASS_NONE)
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