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From: Pavel Begunkov <asml.silence@gmail.com>
To: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Cc: Pavel Machek <pavel@denx.de>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Jan Ziak <0xe2.0x9a.0x9b@gmail.com>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kselftest@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-man <linux-man@vger.kernel.org>,
	Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	shuah@kernel.org, Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	io-uring@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] readfile(2): a new syscall to make open/read/close faster
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 11:31:23 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7584d754-2044-a892-cf29-65259b9c4eb1@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJfpegvroouw5ndHv+395w5PP1c+pUyp=-T8qhhvSnFbhbRehg@mail.gmail.com>

On 14/07/2020 14:55, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 1:36 PM Pavel Begunkov <asml.silence@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 14/07/2020 11:07, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 8:51 AM Pavel Machek <pavel@denx.de> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi!
>>>>
>>>>>> At first, I thought that the proposed system call is capable of
>>>>>> reading *multiple* small files using a single system call - which
>>>>>> would help increase HDD/SSD queue utilization and increase IOPS (I/O
>>>>>> operations per second) - but that isn't the case and the proposed
>>>>>> system call can read just a single file.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you want to do this for multple files, use io_ring, that's what it
>>>>> was designed for.  I think Jens was going to be adding support for the
>>>>> open/read/close pattern to it as well, after some other more pressing
>>>>> features/fixes were finished.
>>>>
>>>> What about... just using io_uring for single file, too? I'm pretty
>>>> sure it can be wrapped in a library that is simple to use, avoiding
>>>> need for new syscall.
>>>
>>> Just wondering:  is there a plan to add strace support to io_uring?
>>> And I don't just mean the syscalls associated with io_uring, but
>>> tracing the ring itself.
>>
>> What kind of support do you mean? io_uring is asynchronous in nature
>> with all intrinsic tracing/debugging/etc. problems of such APIs.
>> And there are a lot of handy trace points, are those not enough?
>>
>> Though, this can be an interesting project to rethink how async
>> APIs are worked with.
> 
> Yeah, it's an interesting problem.  The uring has the same events, as
> far as I understand, that are recorded in a multithreaded strace
> output (syscall entry, syscall exit); nothing more is needed> 
> I do think this needs to be integrated into strace(1), otherwise the
> usefulness of that tool (which I think is *very* high) would go down
> drastically as io_uring usage goes up.

Not touching the topic of usefulness of strace + io_uring, but I'd rather
have a tool that solves a problem, than a problem that created and honed
for a tool.

-- 
Pavel Begunkov

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-15  8:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-05  2:06 Jan Ziak
2020-07-05  2:16 ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-05  2:46   ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-05  3:12     ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-05  3:18       ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-05  3:27         ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-05  4:09           ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-05 11:58             ` Greg KH
2020-07-06  6:07               ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-06 11:11                 ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-07-06 11:18                 ` Greg KH
2020-07-05  8:07           ` Vito Caputo
2020-07-05 11:44             ` Greg KH
2020-07-05 20:34               ` Vito Caputo
2020-07-05  6:32     ` Andreas Dilger
2020-07-05  7:25       ` Jan Ziak
2020-07-05 12:00         ` Greg KH
2020-07-05 11:50 ` Greg KH
2020-07-14  6:51   ` Pavel Machek
2020-07-14  8:07     ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-14 11:34       ` Pavel Begunkov
2020-07-14 11:55         ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-15  8:31           ` Pavel Begunkov [this message]
2020-07-15  8:41             ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-15  8:49               ` Pavel Begunkov
2020-07-15  9:00                 ` Pavel Begunkov
2020-07-15 11:17                   ` Miklos Szeredi
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2020-07-04 14:02 Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-04 19:30 ` Al Viro
2020-07-05 11:47   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2020-07-06 17:25 ` Dave Martin

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