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From: "Srivatsa S. Bhat" <srivatsa@csail.mit.edu>
To: Paolo Valente <paolo.valente@linaro.org>
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-block <linux-block@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org, cgroups@vger.kernel.org,
	kernel list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	jmoyer@redhat.com, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>,
	amakhalov@vmware.com, anishs@vmware.com, srivatsab@vmware.com
Subject: Re: CFQ idling kills I/O performance on ext4 with blkio cgroup controller
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:01:24 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <01d55216-5718-767a-e1e6-aadc67b632f4@csail.mit.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <686D6469-9DE7-4738-B92A-002144C3E63E@linaro.org>

On 5/22/19 2:09 AM, Paolo Valente wrote:
> 
> First, thank you very much for testing my patches, and, above all, for
> sharing those huge traces!
> 
> According to the your traces, the residual 20% lower throughput that you
> record is due to the fact that the BFQ injection mechanism takes a few
> hundredths of seconds to stabilize, at the beginning of the workload.
> During that setup time, the throughput is equal to the dreadful ~60-90 KB/s
> that you see without this new patch.  After that time, there
> seems to be no loss according to the trace.
> 
> The problem is that a loss lasting only a few hundredths of seconds is
> however not negligible for a write workload that lasts only 3-4
> seconds.  Could you please try writing a larger file?
> 

I tried running dd for longer (about 100 seconds), but still saw around
1.4 MB/s throughput with BFQ, and between 1.5 MB/s - 1.6 MB/s with
mq-deadline and noop. But I'm not too worried about that difference.

> In addition, I wanted to ask you whether you measured BFQ throughput
> with traces disabled.  This may make a difference.
> 

The above result (1.4 MB/s) was obtained with traces disabled.

> After trying writing a larger file, you can try with low_latency on.
> On my side, it causes results to become a little unstable across
> repetitions (which is expected).
> 
With low_latency on, I get between 60 KB/s - 100 KB/s.

Regards,
Srivatsa
VMware Photon OS

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-22 10:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-17 22:16 Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-18 18:39 ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-18 19:28   ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-05-20  9:15     ` Jan Kara
2019-05-20 10:45       ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-21 16:48       ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-05-21 18:19         ` Josef Bacik
2019-05-21 19:10           ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-05-20 10:38     ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-21  7:38       ` Andrea Righi
2019-05-18 20:50   ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-20 10:19     ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-20 22:45       ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-21  6:23         ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-21  7:19           ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-21  9:10           ` Jan Kara
2019-05-21 16:31             ` Theodore Ts'o
2019-05-21 11:25       ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-21 13:20         ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-21 16:21           ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-21 17:38             ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-21 22:51               ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-22  8:05                 ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-22  9:02                   ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-22  9:12                     ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-22 10:02                       ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-22  9:09                   ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-22 10:01                     ` Srivatsa S. Bhat [this message]
2019-05-22 10:54                       ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-23  2:30                         ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-23  9:19                           ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-23 17:22                             ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-23 23:43                               ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-24  6:51                                 ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-24  7:56                                   ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-29  1:09                                   ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-29  7:41                                     ` Paolo Valente
2019-05-30  8:29                                       ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-30 10:45                                         ` Paolo Valente
2019-06-02  7:04                                           ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-06-11 22:34                                             ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-06-12 13:04                                               ` Jan Kara
2019-06-12 19:36                                                 ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-06-13  6:02                                                   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-06-13 19:03                                                     ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-06-13  8:20                                                   ` Jan Kara
2019-06-13 19:05                                                     ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-06-13  8:37                                                   ` Jens Axboe
2019-06-13  5:46                                               ` Paolo Valente
2019-06-13 19:13                                                 ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-23 23:32                           ` Srivatsa S. Bhat
2019-05-30  8:38                             ` Srivatsa S. Bhat

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