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Re: [PATCH 0/2] block, bfq: add weight symlink to the bfq.weight cgroup parameter




Hi Jens,
have you had time to look into this?

Thanks,
Paolo

> Il giorno 21 mag 2019, alle ore 10:01, Paolo Valente <paolo.valente@xxxxxxxxxx> ha scritto:
> 
> Many userspace tools and services use the proportional-share policy of
> the blkio/io cgroups controller. The CFQ I/O scheduler implemented
> this policy for the legacy block layer. To modify the weight of a
> group in case CFQ was in charge, the 'weight' parameter of the group
> must be modified. On the other hand, the BFQ I/O scheduler implements
> the same policy in blk-mq, but, with BFQ, the parameter to modify has
> a different name: bfq.weight (forced choice until legacy block was
> present, because two different policies cannot share a common parameter
> in cgroups).
> 
> Due to CFQ legacy, most if not all userspace configurations still use
> the parameter 'weight', and for the moment do not seem likely to be
> changed. But, when CFQ went away with legacy block, such a parameter
> ceased to exist.
> 
> So, a simple workaround has been proposed by Johannes [1] to make all
> configurations work: add a symlink, named weight, to bfq.weight. This
> pair of patches adds:
> 1) the possibility to create a symlink to a cgroup file;
> 2) the above 'weight' symlink.
> 
> Thanks,
> Paolo
> 
> [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/4/8/555
> 
> Angelo Ruocco (2):
>  cgroup: let a symlink too be created with a cftype file
>  block, bfq: add weight symlink to the bfq.weight cgroup parameter
> 
> block/bfq-cgroup.c          |  6 ++++--
> include/linux/cgroup-defs.h |  3 +++
> kernel/cgroup/cgroup.c      | 33 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
> 3 files changed, 36 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> 
> --
> 2.20.1

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