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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>,
	Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com>, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>,
	amakhalov@vmware.com, anishs@vmware.com, srivatsab@vmware.com,
	Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org>,
	Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>
Subject: Re: CFQ idling kills I/O performance on ext4 with blkio cgroup controller
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2019 00:04:34 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6a6f4aa4-fc95-f132-55b2-224ff52bd2d8@csail.mit.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7B74A790-BD98-412B-ADAB-3B513FB1944E@linaro.org>

On 5/30/19 3:45 AM, Paolo Valente wrote:
> 
> 
>> Il giorno 30 mag 2019, alle ore 10:29, Srivatsa S. Bhat <srivatsa@csail.mit.edu> ha scritto:
>>
[...]
>>
>> Your fix held up well under my testing :)
>>
> 
> Great!
> 
>> As for throughput, with low_latency = 1, I get around 1.4 MB/s with
>> bfq (vs 1.6 MB/s with mq-deadline). This is a huge improvement
>> compared to what it was before (70 KB/s).
>>
> 
> That's beautiful news!
> 
> So, now we have the best of the two worlds: maximum throughput and
> total control on I/O (including minimum latency for interactive and
> soft real-time applications).  Besides, no manual configuration
> needed.  Of course, this holds unless/until you find other flaws ... ;)
> 

Indeed, that's awesome! :)

>> With tracing on, the throughput is a bit lower (as expected I guess),
>> about 1 MB/s, and the corresponding trace file
>> (trace-waker-detection-1MBps) is available at:
>>
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/3roycp1zwk372zo/bfq-traces.tar.gz?dl=0
>>
> 
> Thank you for the new trace.  I've analyzed it carefully, and, as I
> imagined, this residual 12% throughput loss is due to a couple of
> heuristics that occasionally get something wrong.  Most likely, ~12%
> is the worst-case loss, and if one repeats the tests, the loss may be
> much lower in some runs.
>

Ah, I see.
 
> I think it is very hard to eliminate this fluctuation while keeping
> full I/O control.  But, who knows, I might have some lucky idea in the
> future.
> 

:)

> At any rate, since you pointed out that you are interested in
> out-of-the-box performance, let me complete the context: in case
> low_latency is left set, one gets, in return for this 12% loss,
> a) at least 1000% higher responsiveness, e.g., 1000% lower start-up
> times of applications under load [1];
> b) 500-1000% higher throughput in multi-client server workloads, as I
> already pointed out [2].
> 

I'm very happy that you could solve the problem without having to
compromise on any of the performance characteristics/features of BFQ!


> I'm going to prepare complete patches.  In addition, if ok for you,
> I'll report these results on the bug you created.  Then I guess we can
> close it.
> 

Sounds great!

> [1] https://algo.ing.unimo.it/people/paolo/disk_sched/results.php
> [2] https://www.linaro.org/blog/io-bandwidth-management-for-production-quality-services/
> 
>> Thank you so much for your tireless efforts in fixing this issue!
>>
> 
> I did enjoy working on this with you: your test case and your support
> enabled me to make important improvements.  So, thank you very much
> for your collaboration so far,
> Paolo

My pleasure! :)
 
Regards,
Srivatsa
VMware Photon OS

  reply	other threads:[~2019-06-02  7:35 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
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 [this message]
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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