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From: Phillip Susi <>
To: Tim Walker <>
Cc: Damien Le Moal <>,
	Jens Axboe <>,
	"" <>,
	"Martin K . Petersen" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 0/5] Initial support for multi-actuator HDDs
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 13:34:53 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Tim Walker <> writes:

> The IO Scheduler is a useful place to implement per-actuator load
> management, but with the LBA-to-actuator mapping available to user
> space (via sysfs) it could also be done at the user level. Or pretty
> much anywhere else where we have knowledge and control of the various
> streams.

I suppose there may be some things user space could do with the
information, but mainly doesn't it have to be done in the IO scheduler?
As it stands now, it is going to try to avoid seeking between the two
regions even though the drive can service a contiguous stream from both
just fine, right?

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-08-27 17:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-27  7:50 [PATCH v6 0/5] Initial support for multi-actuator HDDs Damien Le Moal
2021-08-27  7:50 ` [PATCH v6 1/5] block: Add independent access ranges support Damien Le Moal
2021-08-27  7:50 ` [PATCH v6 2/5] scsi: sd: add concurrent positioning " Damien Le Moal
2021-08-27  7:50 ` [PATCH v6 3/5] libata: support concurrent positioning ranges log Damien Le Moal
2021-08-27  7:50 ` [PATCH v6 4/5] doc: document sysfs queue/independent_access_ranges attributes Damien Le Moal
2021-08-27  7:50 ` [PATCH v6 5/5] doc: Fix typo in request queue sysfs documentation Damien Le Moal
2021-08-27 13:58 ` [PATCH v6 0/5] Initial support for multi-actuator HDDs Phillip Susi
2021-08-27 14:28   ` Tim Walker
2021-08-27 16:41     ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-08-27 17:00       ` Tim Walker
2021-08-29 22:55       ` Damien Le Moal
2021-08-27 17:34     ` Phillip Susi [this message]
2021-08-29 22:50       ` Damien Le Moal

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