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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block: BFQ default for single queue devices
On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 8:29 AM Paolo Valente <> wrote:

> So, I do understand your need for conservativeness, but, after so much
> evidence on single-queue devices, and so many years! :), what's the
> point in keeping Linux worse for virtually everybody, by default?

I understand if we need to ease things in as well, I don't intend this
change for the current merge window or anything, since v4.19
will notably have this patch:

commit d5038a13eca72fb216c07eb717169092e92284f1
Author: Johannes Thumshirn <>
Date: Wed Jul 4 10:53:56 2018 +0200

scsi: core: switch to scsi-mq by default

It has been more than one year since we tried to change the default from
legacy to multi queue in SCSI with commit c279bd9e406 ("scsi: default to
scsi-mq"). But due to issues with suspend/resume and performance problems
it had been reverted again with commit cbe7dfa26eee ("Revert "scsi: default
to scsi-mq"").

In the meantime there have been a substantial amount of performance
improvements and suspend/resume got fixed as well, thus we can re-enable
scsi-mq without a significant performance penalty.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Thumshirn <>
Reviewed-by: Hannes Reinecke <>
Reviewed-by: Ming Lei <>
Acked-by: John Garry <>
Signed-off-by: Martin K. Petersen <>

I guess that patch can be a bit scary by itself. But IIUC it all went
fine this time!

But hey, if that works, that means $SUBJECT patch will enable BFQ on all
libata devices and any SCSI that is single queue as well, not just
"obscure" stuff like MMC/SD and UBI, and that is
indeed a massive crowd of legacy devices. But we're talking
v4.21 here.

Johannes, you might be interested in $SUBJECT patch.
It'd be nice to hear what SUSE people have to add, since they
are pretty proactive in this area.

Linus Walleij

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