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Re: [linux-lvm] More information on my LV with bad read performance..



On Oct 26, 2001  08:39 -0500, Robert Macaulay wrote:
> Where is the patch you referred to to increase the read ahead? Part of our 
> Oracle testing(with volumes separated by use) involves sequential table 
> scans, which sound like they could benefit greatly from this patch. Thx

I'm not sure of the exact time when the changes went in, but when I
updated to 2.4.13 and wanted to update the LVM code also, I see (note
patch whitespace may be broken because of cut-n-paste):

There was also a small discussion about read ahead on the kernel mailing
list, so this may be a result of that.  Something along the lines of "all
readahead is broken because ..."

Cheers, Andreas
=============================================================================
--- kernel/lvm.c	2001/10/15 09:23:27
+++ kernel/lvm.c	2001/10/26 17:21:47
@@ -270,9 +270,13 @@
 
 #include "lvm-internal.h"
 
-#define	LVM_CORRECT_READ_AHEAD( a) \
-   if      ( a < LVM_MIN_READ_AHEAD || \
-             a > LVM_MAX_READ_AHEAD) a = LVM_MAX_READ_AHEAD;
+#define	LVM_CORRECT_READ_AHEAD(a)               \
+do {                                           \
+	if ((a) < LVM_MIN_READ_AHEAD ||         \
+	    (a) > LVM_MAX_READ_AHEAD)           \
+		(a) = LVM_DEFAULT_READ_AHEAD;   \
+	read_ahead[MAJOR_NR] = (a);             \
+} while(0)
 
 #ifndef WRITEA
 #  define WRITEA WRITE
@@ -1040,6 +1045,7 @@
 		    (long) arg > LVM_MAX_READ_AHEAD)
 			return -EINVAL;
 		lv_ptr->lv_read_ahead = (long) arg;
+		read_ahead[MAJOR_NR] = lv_ptr->lv_read_ahead;
 		break;
 
--- kernel/lvm.h        2001/10/03 14:46:47     1.34
+++ kernel/lvm.h        2001/10/26 17:24:16
@@ -274,8 +274,9 @@
 #define	LVM_MAX_STRIPES		128	/* max # of stripes */
 #define	LVM_MAX_SIZE		( 1024LU * 1024 / SECTOR_SIZE * 1024 *
1024)	/* 1TB[sectors] */
 #define	LVM_MAX_MIRRORS		2	/* future use */
-#define	LVM_MIN_READ_AHEAD	2	/* minimum read ahead sectors */
-#define	LVM_MAX_READ_AHEAD	120	/* maximum read ahead sectors */
+#define	LVM_MIN_READ_AHEAD	0	/* minimum read ahead sectors */
+#define	LVM_DEFAULT_READ_AHEAD	1024	/* sectors for 512k scsi segments */
+#define	LVM_MAX_READ_AHEAD	10000	/* maximum read ahead sectors */
 #define	LVM_MAX_LV_IO_TIMEOUT	60	/* seconds I/O timeout (future use) */
 #define	LVM_PARTITION		0xfe	/* LVM partition id */
 #define	LVM_NEW_PARTITION	0x8e	/* new LVM partition id (10/09/1999) */

 


Cheers, Andreas
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                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
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