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Re: Bad performance with XFS + 2.6.38 / 2.6.39

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Bad performance with XFS + 2.6.38 / 2.6.39
From: Yann Dupont <Yann.Dupont@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:06:15 +0100
Cc: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On 04/01/2012 13:33, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 09:20:05AM +0100, Yann Dupont wrote:
As it is, I can't see any material difference between the traces.
both reads and writes are taking the same amount of time to service,
so I don't think there's any problem here.


I do recall that some years ago that we changed one of the ways we

Do you recall exactly what some years ago means ? Is this post 2.6.26 era ?

The only thing that I remember is Jens switching xfs_buf_wait_unpin from
schedule to io_schedule in "block: remove per-queue plugging", which
went into Linux 2.6.39.  With this processed that wait for buffers to
be unpinned now count towards the load average.

Ok, that's probably the root cause. As I already said, I don't experience performance regression right now.

Thanks a lot for the explaination.


Yann Dupont - Service IRTS, DSI Université de Nantes
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