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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/8] block: add code to track actual device queue depth
On Wed, Nov 02, 2016 at 09:02:08AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 11/02/2016 08:59 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 01, 2016 at 03:08:48PM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > > For blk-mq, ->nr_requests does track queue depth, at least at init
> > > time. But for the older queue paths, it's simply a soft setting.
> > > On top of that, it's generally larger than the hardware setting
> > > on purpose, to allow backup of requests for merging.
> > >
> > > Fill a hole in struct request with a 'queue_depth' member, that
> >
> > That would be struct request_queue..
>
> Good catch, will fix.
>
> > > /**
> > > + * blk_set_queue_depth - tell the block layer about the device queue depth
> > > + * @q: the request queue for the device
> > > + * @depth: queue depth
> > > + *
> > > + */
> > > +void blk_set_queue_depth(struct request_queue *q, unsigned int depth)
> > > +{
> > > + q->queue_depth = depth;
> > > +}
> > > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(blk_set_queue_depth);
> >
> > Do we really need this wrapper?
>
> Not necessarily, just seems like a nicer API than manually setting the
> field. Not a big deal to me, though.

A lot of block code uses this kind of setters so I _think_ it complies with
the overall style. But I have no strong opinion on this either...

Byte,
Johannes
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