Patchwork [4/8] block: keep I/O throttling slice time constant

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Submitter Kevin Wolf
Date April 5, 2013, 1:28 p.m.
Message ID <1365168490-29616-5-git-send-email-kwolf@redhat.com>
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Permalink /patch/234138/
State New
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Kevin Wolf - April 5, 2013, 1:28 p.m.
From: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>

It is not necessary to adjust the slice time at runtime.  We already
extend the current slice in order to carry over accounting into the next
slice.  Changing the actual slice time value introduces oscillations.

The guest may experience large changes in throughput or IOPS from one
moment to the next when slice times are adjusted.

Reported-by: BenoƮt Canet <benoit@irqsave.net>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
Tested-By: Benoit Canet <benoit@irqsave.net>
Signed-off-by: Kevin Wolf <kwolf@redhat.com>
---
 block.c                   | 19 +++++++++----------
 blockdev.c                |  1 -
 include/block/block_int.h |  1 -
 3 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/block.c b/block.c
index 25976b5..00eca27 100644
--- a/block.c
+++ b/block.c
@@ -140,7 +140,6 @@  void bdrv_io_limits_disable(BlockDriverState *bs)
 
     bs->slice_start = 0;
     bs->slice_end   = 0;
-    bs->slice_time  = 0;
 }
 
 static void bdrv_block_timer(void *opaque)
@@ -1432,7 +1431,6 @@  static void bdrv_move_feature_fields(BlockDriverState *bs_dest,
     bs_dest->enable_write_cache = bs_src->enable_write_cache;
 
     /* i/o timing parameters */
-    bs_dest->slice_time         = bs_src->slice_time;
     bs_dest->slice_start        = bs_src->slice_start;
     bs_dest->slice_end          = bs_src->slice_end;
     bs_dest->slice_submitted    = bs_src->slice_submitted;
@@ -3749,6 +3747,7 @@  static bool bdrv_exceed_bps_limits(BlockDriverState *bs, int nb_sectors,
                  bool is_write, double elapsed_time, uint64_t *wait)
 {
     uint64_t bps_limit = 0;
+    uint64_t extension;
     double   bytes_limit, bytes_base, bytes_res;
     double   slice_time, wait_time;
 
@@ -3796,8 +3795,10 @@  static bool bdrv_exceed_bps_limits(BlockDriverState *bs, int nb_sectors,
      * info can be kept until the timer fire, so it is increased and tuned
      * based on the result of experiment.
      */
-    bs->slice_time = wait_time * BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME * 10;
-    bs->slice_end += bs->slice_time - 3 * BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME;
+    extension = wait_time * NANOSECONDS_PER_SECOND;
+    extension = DIV_ROUND_UP(extension, BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME) *
+                BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME;
+    bs->slice_end += extension;
     if (wait) {
         *wait = wait_time * BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME * 10;
     }
@@ -3848,8 +3849,8 @@  static bool bdrv_exceed_iops_limits(BlockDriverState *bs, bool is_write,
         wait_time = 0;
     }
 
-    bs->slice_time = wait_time * BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME * 10;
-    bs->slice_end += bs->slice_time - 3 * BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME;
+    /* Exceeded current slice, extend it by another slice time */
+    bs->slice_end += BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME;
     if (wait) {
         *wait = wait_time * BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME * 10;
     }
@@ -3868,12 +3869,10 @@  static bool bdrv_exceed_io_limits(BlockDriverState *bs, int nb_sectors,
     now = qemu_get_clock_ns(vm_clock);
     if ((bs->slice_start < now)
         && (bs->slice_end > now)) {
-        bs->slice_end = now + bs->slice_time;
+        bs->slice_end = now + BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME;
     } else {
-        bs->slice_time  =  5 * BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME;
         bs->slice_start = now;
-        bs->slice_end   = now + bs->slice_time;
-
+        bs->slice_end   = now + BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME;
         memset(&bs->slice_submitted, 0, sizeof(bs->slice_submitted));
     }
 
diff --git a/blockdev.c b/blockdev.c
index 8cdc9ce..6dc999d 100644
--- a/blockdev.c
+++ b/blockdev.c
@@ -1069,7 +1069,6 @@  void qmp_block_set_io_throttle(const char *device, int64_t bps, int64_t bps_rd,
     }
 
     bs->io_limits = io_limits;
-    bs->slice_time = BLOCK_IO_SLICE_TIME;
 
     if (!bs->io_limits_enabled && bdrv_io_limits_enabled(bs)) {
         bdrv_io_limits_enable(bs);
diff --git a/include/block/block_int.h b/include/block/block_int.h
index 83941d8..9aa98b5 100644
--- a/include/block/block_int.h
+++ b/include/block/block_int.h
@@ -252,7 +252,6 @@  struct BlockDriverState {
     unsigned int copy_on_read_in_flight;
 
     /* the time for latest disk I/O */
-    int64_t slice_time;
     int64_t slice_start;
     int64_t slice_end;
     BlockIOLimit io_limits;