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[dm-devel] multipath multibus performance



I would like to increase the performance of the multibus mode of multipath. 
It would be nice if multibus performance would be very close to accessing
the device directly.  From what I have been told, under multibus, I/O's are
broken up into bio's and sent down the multiple paths, with no merging of
adjacent I/O's.  Would it be possible to add code to the kernel so that
adjacent (at least some of them, probably make configurable) would be merged
and sent on a single path?  And, would this increase the performance of
multibus mode?  

I would be willing to work on it myself, but I have never done any kernel
coding (I done plenty of C coding) and would not know where to look to even
attempt adding I/O merging to multipath.

What do you think?  Would this work, and how would I go about doing it?

Andy


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