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SubjectRe: [PATCH V9 00/15] mmc: Add Command Queue support
On 27 September 2017 at 00:25, Ulf Hansson <> wrote:
> On 22 September 2017 at 14:36, Adrian Hunter <> wrote:
>> Hi
>> Here is V9 of the hardware command queue patches without the software
>> command queue patches, now using blk-mq and now with blk-mq support for
>> non-CQE I/O.
>> HW CMDQ offers 25% - 50% better random multi-threaded I/O. I see a slight
>> 2% drop in sequential read speed but no change to sequential write.
>> Non-CQE blk-mq showed a 3% decrease in sequential read performance. This
>> seemed to be coming from the inferior latency of running work items compared
>> with a dedicated thread. Hacking blk-mq workqueue to be unbound reduced the
>> performance degradation from 3% to 1%.
>> While we should look at changing blk-mq to give better workqueue performance,
>> a bigger gain is likely to be made by adding a new host API to enable the
>> next already-prepared request to be issued directly from within ->done()
>> callback of the current request.
> I have looked at patch 1->8, and those looks nice to me so I have
> applied those for next. I will do my best to review the rest asap,
> however I am currently traveling so in worst case it will have wait
> until next week.

Adrian, I decided to drop patch6, the one which adds the Kconfig
option for blkmq for now. Please re-post it when you get to the point
of sending a version of the series.

Kind regards

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