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block: recursive merge requests

In a workload, thread 1 accesses a, a+2, ..., thread 2 accesses a+1, a+3,....
When the requests are flushed to queue, a and a+1 are merged to (a, a+1), a+2
and a+3 too to (a+2, a+3), but (a, a+1) and (a+2, a+3) aren't merged.

If we do recursive merge for such interleave access, some workloads throughput
get improvement. A recent worload I'm checking on is swap, below change
boostes the throughput around 5% ~ 10%.

Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li <shli@fusionio.com>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
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Shaohua Li 10 years ago committed by Jens Axboe
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      block/elevator.c

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block/elevator.c

@ -458,6 +458,7 @@ static bool elv_attempt_insert_merge(struct request_queue *q, @@ -458,6 +458,7 @@ static bool elv_attempt_insert_merge(struct request_queue *q,
struct request *rq)
{
struct request *__rq;
bool ret;
if (blk_queue_nomerges(q))
return false;
@ -471,14 +472,21 @@ static bool elv_attempt_insert_merge(struct request_queue *q, @@ -471,14 +472,21 @@ static bool elv_attempt_insert_merge(struct request_queue *q,
if (blk_queue_noxmerges(q))
return false;
ret = false;
/*
* See if our hash lookup can find a potential backmerge.
*/
__rq = elv_rqhash_find(q, blk_rq_pos(rq));
if (__rq && blk_attempt_req_merge(q, __rq, rq))
return true;
while (1) {
__rq = elv_rqhash_find(q, blk_rq_pos(rq));
if (!__rq || !blk_attempt_req_merge(q, __rq, rq))
break;
return false;
/* The merged request could be merged with others, try again */
ret = true;
rq = __rq;
}
return ret;
}
void elv_merged_request(struct request_queue *q, struct request *rq, int type)

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