Commit 7cd806a9 authored by Tejun Heo's avatar Tejun Heo Committed by Jens Axboe
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iocost: improve nr_lagging handling



Some IOs may span multiple periods.  As latencies are collected on
completion, the inbetween periods won't register them and may
incorrectly decide to increase vrate.  nr_lagging tracks these IOs to
avoid those situations.  Currently, whenever there are IOs which are
spanning from the previous period, busy_level is reset to 0 if
negative thus suppressing vrate increase.

This has the following two problems.

* When latency target percentiles aren't set, vrate adjustment should
  only be governed by queue depth depletion; however, the current code
  keeps nr_lagging active which pulls in latency results and can keep
  down vrate unexpectedly.

* When lagging condition is detected, it resets the entire negative
  busy_level.  This turned out to be way too aggressive on some
  devices which sometimes experience extended latencies on a small
  subset of commands.  In addition, a lagging IO will be accounted as
  latency target miss on completion anyway and resetting busy_level
  amplifies its impact unnecessarily.

This patch fixes the above two problems by disabling nr_lagging
counting when latency target percentiles aren't set and blocking vrate
increases when there are lagging IOs while leaving busy_level as-is.

Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
parent 25d41e4a
......@@ -1407,7 +1407,8 @@ static void ioc_timer_fn(struct timer_list *timer)
* comparing vdone against period start. If lagging behind
* IOs from past periods, don't increase vrate.
*/
if (!atomic_read(&iocg_to_blkg(iocg)->use_delay) &&
if ((ppm_rthr != MILLION || ppm_wthr != MILLION) &&
!atomic_read(&iocg_to_blkg(iocg)->use_delay) &&
time_after64(vtime, vdone) &&
time_after64(vtime, now.vnow -
MAX_LAGGING_PERIODS * period_vtime) &&
......@@ -1537,21 +1538,23 @@ skip_surplus_transfers:
missed_ppm[WRITE] > ppm_wthr) {
ioc->busy_level = max(ioc->busy_level, 0);
ioc->busy_level++;
} else if (nr_lagging) {
ioc->busy_level = max(ioc->busy_level, 0);
} else if (nr_shortages && !nr_surpluses &&
rq_wait_pct <= RQ_WAIT_BUSY_PCT * UNBUSY_THR_PCT / 100 &&
} else if (rq_wait_pct <= RQ_WAIT_BUSY_PCT * UNBUSY_THR_PCT / 100 &&
missed_ppm[READ] <= ppm_rthr * UNBUSY_THR_PCT / 100 &&
missed_ppm[WRITE] <= ppm_wthr * UNBUSY_THR_PCT / 100) {
ioc->busy_level = min(ioc->busy_level, 0);
ioc->busy_level--;
/* take action iff there is contention */
if (nr_shortages && !nr_lagging) {
ioc->busy_level = min(ioc->busy_level, 0);
/* redistribute surpluses first */
if (!nr_surpluses)
ioc->busy_level--;
}
} else {
ioc->busy_level = 0;
}
ioc->busy_level = clamp(ioc->busy_level, -1000, 1000);
if (ioc->busy_level) {
if (ioc->busy_level > 0 || (ioc->busy_level < 0 && !nr_lagging)) {
u64 vrate = atomic64_read(&ioc->vtime_rate);
u64 vrate_min = ioc->vrate_min, vrate_max = ioc->vrate_max;
......
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