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From: "Dan Williams" <dan.j.williams@gmail.com>
To: "Jakob Oestergaard" <jakob@unthought.net>,
	"Dan Williams" <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>,
	linux-raid@vger.kernel.org, akpm@osdl.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, christopher.leech@intel.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/19] Hardware Accelerated MD RAID5: Introduction
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 12:17:55 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <e9c3a7c20609131217q145fb234q36f70b23f1acf950@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20060913071512.GA23492@unthought.net>

On 9/13/06, Jakob Oestergaard <jakob@unthought.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 04:00:32PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> > Neil,
> >
> ...
> >
> > Concerning the context switching performance concerns raised at the
> > previous release, I have observed the following.  For the hardware
> > accelerated case it appears that performance is always better with the
> > work queue than without since it allows multiple stripes to be operated
> > on simultaneously.  I expect the same for an SMP platform, but so far my
> > testing has been limited to IOPs.  For a single-processor
> > non-accelerated configuration I have not observed performance
> > degradation with work queue support enabled, but in the Kconfig option
> > help text I recommend disabling it (CONFIG_MD_RAID456_WORKQUEUE).
>
> Out of curiosity; how does accelerated compare to non-accelerated?

One quick example:
4-disk SATA array rebuild on iop321 without acceleration - 'top'
reports md0_resync and md0_raid5 dueling for the CPU each at ~50%
utilization.

With acceleration - 'top' reports md0_resync cpu utilization at ~90%
with the rest split between md0_raid5 and md0_raid5_ops.

The sync speed reported by /proc/mdstat is ~40% higher in the accelerated case.

That being said, array resync is a special case, so your mileage may
vary with other applications.

I will put together some data from bonnie++, iozone, maybe contest,
and post it on SourceForge.

>  / jakob

Dan

  reply	other threads:[~2006-09-13 19:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-09-11 23:00 Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:17 ` [PATCH 01/19] raid5: raid5_do_soft_block_ops Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:34   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-11 23:17 ` [PATCH 02/19] raid5: move write operations to a workqueue Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:36   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-11 23:17 ` [PATCH 03/19] raid5: move check parity " Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:17 ` [PATCH 04/19] raid5: move compute block " Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 05/19] raid5: move read completion copies " Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 06/19] raid5: move the reconstruct write expansion operation " Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 07/19] raid5: remove compute_block and compute_parity5 Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 08/19] dmaengine: enable multiple clients and operations Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:44   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-12  0:14     ` Dan Williams
2006-09-12  0:52       ` Roland Dreier
2006-09-12  6:18         ` Dan Williams
2006-09-12  9:15           ` Evgeniy Polyakov
2006-09-13  4:04           ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-15 16:38     ` Olof Johansson
2006-09-15 19:44       ` [PATCH] dmaengine: clean up and abstract function types (was Re: [PATCH 08/19] dmaengine: enable multiple clients and operations) Olof Johansson
2006-09-15 20:02         ` [PATCH] [v2] " Olof Johansson
2006-09-18 22:56         ` [PATCH] " Dan Williams
2006-09-19  1:05           ` Olof Johansson
2006-09-19 11:20             ` Alan Cox
2006-09-19 16:32               ` Olof Johansson
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 09/19] dmaengine: reduce backend address permutations Dan Williams
2006-09-15 14:46   ` Olof Johansson
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 10/19] dmaengine: expose per channel dma mapping characteristics to clients Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 11/19] dmaengine: add memset as an asynchronous dma operation Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:50   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 12/19] dmaengine: dma_async_memcpy_err for DMA engines that do not support memcpy Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:51   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 13/19] dmaengine: add support for dma xor zero sum operations Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 14/19] dmaengine: add dma_sync_wait Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:52   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-11 23:18 ` [PATCH 15/19] dmaengine: raid5 dma client Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:54   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-11 23:19 ` [PATCH 16/19] dmaengine: Driver for the Intel IOP 32x, 33x, and 13xx RAID engines Dan Williams
2006-09-15 14:57   ` Olof Johansson
2006-09-11 23:19 ` [PATCH 17/19] iop3xx: define IOP3XX_REG_ADDR[32|16|8] and clean up DMA/AAU defs Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:55   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-11 23:19 ` [PATCH 18/19] iop3xx: Give Linux control over PCI (ATU) initialization Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:56   ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-11 23:19 ` [PATCH 19/19] iop3xx: IOP 32x and 33x support for the iop-adma driver Dan Williams
2006-09-11 23:38 ` [PATCH 00/19] Hardware Accelerated MD RAID5: Introduction Jeff Garzik
2006-09-11 23:53   ` Dan Williams
2006-09-12  2:41     ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-12  5:47       ` Dan Williams
2006-09-13  4:05         ` Jeff Garzik
2006-09-13  7:15 ` Jakob Oestergaard
2006-09-13 19:17   ` Dan Williams [this message]
2006-09-14  7:42     ` Jakob Oestergaard
2006-10-11  1:46       ` Dan Williams
2006-10-08 22:18 ` Neil Brown
2006-10-10 18:23   ` Dan Williams
2006-10-11  2:44     ` Neil Brown

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