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From: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
To: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
Cc: Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>, NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>,
	Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>,
	Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@dilger.ca>,
	"Darrick J . Wong" <djwong@kernel.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>, Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/5] Remove dependency on congestion_wait in mm/
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:42:44 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YUhztA8TmplTluyQ@casper.infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210920085436.20939-1-mgorman@techsingularity.net>

On Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 09:54:31AM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> This has been lightly tested only and the testing was useless as the
> relevant code was not executed. The workload configurations I had that
> used to trigger these corner cases no longer work (yey?) and I'll need
> to implement a new synthetic workload. If someone is aware of a realistic
> workload that forces reclaim activity to the point where reclaim stalls
> then kindly share the details.

The stereeotypical "stalling on I/O" problem is to plug in one of the
crap USB drives you were given at a trade show and simply
	dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb
	sync

You can also set up qemu to have extremely slow I/O performance:
https://serverfault.com/questions/675704/extremely-slow-qemu-storage-performance-with-qcow2-images


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-09-20 11:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-20  8:54 Mel Gorman
2021-09-20  8:54 ` [PATCH 1/5] mm/vmscan: Throttle reclaim until some writeback completes if congested Mel Gorman
2021-09-20 23:19   ` NeilBrown
2021-09-21 11:12     ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-21 21:27       ` NeilBrown
2021-09-21  0:13   ` NeilBrown
2021-09-21 10:58     ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-21 21:40       ` NeilBrown
2021-09-22  6:04       ` Dave Chinner
2021-09-22  8:03         ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-22 12:16   ` Hillf Danton
2021-09-22 14:13     ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-20  8:54 ` [PATCH 2/5] mm/vmscan: Throttle reclaim and compaction when too may pages are isolated Mel Gorman
2021-09-20 23:27   ` NeilBrown
2021-09-21 11:03     ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-21 18:45   ` Yang Shi
2021-09-21 18:45     ` Yang Shi
2021-09-22  8:11     ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-20  8:54 ` [PATCH 3/5] mm/vmscan: Throttle reclaim when no progress is being made Mel Gorman
2021-09-20 23:31   ` NeilBrown
2021-09-21 11:16     ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-21 21:46       ` NeilBrown
2021-09-22  9:21         ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-20  8:54 ` [PATCH 4/5] mm/writeback: Throttle based on page writeback instead of congestion Mel Gorman
2021-09-20  8:54 ` [PATCH 5/5] mm/page_alloc: Remove the throttling logic from the page allocator Mel Gorman
2021-09-20 11:42 ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2021-09-20 12:50   ` [RFC PATCH 0/5] Remove dependency on congestion_wait in mm/ Mel Gorman
2021-09-20 14:11     ` David Sterba
2021-09-21 11:18       ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-20 19:51   ` Mel Gorman
2021-09-21 20:46 ` Dave Chinner
2021-09-22 17:52   ` Mel Gorman

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