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Re: [PATCH] xfs_repair: multithread phase 2

To: Michael Monnerie <michael.monnerie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfs_repair: multithread phase 2
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:18:26 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <201101101425.48134@xxxxxx>
References: <1294620248-17098-1-git-send-email-david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <201101100857.53421@xxxxxx> <20110110084122.GF28803@dastard> <201101101425.48134@xxxxxx>
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On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 02:25:47PM +0100, Michael Monnerie wrote:
> On Montag, 10. Januar 2011 Dave Chinner wrote:
> > Pretty much
> > every sata disk supports NCQ these days, and default to a depth of
> > 32, which means we can have 32 concurrent reads in progress at once.
> > Phase 2 is all synchronous IO, so the only way to hide the IO
> > latency is to queue work to multiple threads and switch between the
> > threadsto work on another queue when the current one blocks waiting
> > for IO.
> 
> This is interesting. Did you measure this with a rotating single disk? 

Take a look at the patch description.

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