Re: Status of the IO scheduler fixes for 2.4

From: Stephan von Krawczynski (
Date: Thu Jul 03 2003 - 05:58:28 EST

On 02 Jul 2003 22:02:07 -0400
Chris Mason <> wrote:

> [...]
> Nick would like to see a better balance of throughput/fairness, I wimped
> out and went for the userspace toggle instead because I think anything
> else requires pulling in larger changes from 2.5 land.

I have a short question on that: did you check if there are any drawbacks on
network performance through this? We had a phenomenon here with 2.4.21 with
both samba and simple ftp where network performance dropped to a crawl when
simply entering "sync" on the console. Even simple telnet-sessions seemed to be
affected. As we could not create a reproducable setup I did not talk about this
up to now, but I wonder if anyone else ever checked that out ...


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