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authorTejun Heo <>2021-04-22 21:54:28 -0400
committerJens Axboe <>2021-04-26 06:44:18 -0600
commitf46ec84b5acbf8d7067d71a6bbdde213d4b86036 (patch)
parent1e91e28e374d0b0b912154c192716374609360d9 (diff)
blk-iocost: don't ignore vrate_min on QD contentionfor-5.13/block-2021-04-27for-5.13/block
ioc_adjust_base_vrate() ignored vrate_min when rq_wait_pct indicates that there is QD contention. The reasoning was that QD depletion always reliably indicates device saturation and thus it's safe to override user specified vrate_min. However, this sometimes leads to unnecessary throttling, especially on really fast devices, because vrate adjustments have delays and inertia. It also confuses users because the behavior violates the explicitly specified configuration. This patch drops the special case handling so that vrate_min is always applied. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <> Link: Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/block/blk-iocost.c b/block/blk-iocost.c
index 98d656bdb42b..e0c4baa01857 100644
--- a/block/blk-iocost.c
+++ b/block/blk-iocost.c
@@ -987,10 +987,6 @@ static void ioc_adjust_base_vrate(struct ioc *ioc, u32 rq_wait_pct,
- /* rq_wait signal is always reliable, ignore user vrate_min */
- if (rq_wait_pct > RQ_WAIT_BUSY_PCT)
- vrate_min = VRATE_MIN;
* If vrate is out of bounds, apply clamp gradually as the
* bounds can change abruptly. Otherwise, apply busy_level