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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block: kyber: make kyber more friendly with merging
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On 05/22/18 16:48, Jianchao Wang wrote:
> Currently, kyber is very unfriendly with merging. kyber depends
> on ctx rq_list to do merging, however, most of time, it will not
> leave any requests in ctx rq_list. This is because even if tokens
> of one domain is used up, kyber will try to dispatch requests
> from other domain and flush the rq_list there.
>
> To improve this, we setup kyber_ctx_queue (kcq) which is similar
> with ctx, but it has rq_lists for different domain and build same
> mapping between kcq and khd as the ctx & hctx. Then we could merge,
> insert and dispatch for different domains separately. If one domain
> token is used up, the requests could be left in the rq_list of
> that domain and maybe merged with following io.
>
> Following is my test result on machine with 8 cores and NVMe card
> INTEL SSDPEKKR128G7
>
> fio size=256m ioengine=libaio iodepth=64 direct=1 numjobs=8
> seq/random
> +------+---------------------------------------------------------------+
> |patch?| bw(MB/s) | iops | slat(usec) | clat(usec) | merge |
> +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
> | w/o | 606/612 | 151k/153k | 6.89/7.03 | 3349.21/3305.40 | 0/0 |
> +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
> | w/ | 1083/616 | 277k/154k | 4.93/6.95 | 1830.62/3279.95 | 223k/3k |
> +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
> When set numjobs to 16, the bw and iops could reach 1662MB/s and 425k
> on my platform.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jianchao Wang <jianchao.w.wang@oracle.com>

<snip>

This looks great but prevents kyber from being built as module,
which is AFAIK supposed to work (and works now):

..
CC [M] block/kyber-iosched.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 313 modules
ERROR: "bio_attempt_back_merge" [block/kyber-iosched.ko] undefined!
ERROR: "bio_attempt_front_merge" [block/kyber-iosched.ko] undefined!
ERROR: "bio_attempt_discard_merge" [block/kyber-iosched.ko] undefined!
ERROR: "blk_try_merge" [block/kyber-iosched.ko] undefined!
ERROR: "blk_rq_merge_ok" [block/kyber-iosched.ko] undefined!
..

It does build fine when compiled in, obviously. :)

cheers,
Holger

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