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Re: [PATCH 1/2] dm-band: The I/O bandwidth controller: Source code patch [message #26422] Wed, 23 January 2008 13:33 Go to previous message
Frans Pop is currently offline  Frans Pop
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Registered: September 2007
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I'm not qualified to comment on the code, but here are some suggestions on
config option and comments.


Ryo Tsuruta wrote:
> +config DM_BAND
> +	tristate "I/O band width control "

s/band width/bandwidth/
(it seems to be used correctly elsewhere, but you may want to double-check)

> +	depends on BLK_DEV_DM
> +	---help---
> +	Any processes or cgroups can use the same storage
> +	with its band-width fairly shared.


The help should probably be a bit more verbose as this does not tell anybody
much who has not already read the documentation.

Maybe something like:
This device-mapper target allows to define how the
available bandwith of a storage device should be
shared between processes or cgroups.

Information on how to use dm-band is available in:

> + * The following functiotons determine when and which BIOs should
> + * be submitted to control the I/O flow.
> + * It is possible to add a new I/O scheduling policy with it.

> + *  <Method>      <description>
> + * g_can_submit   : To determine whether a given group has a right to

s/a right/the right/

> + *                  submit BIOs.
> + * 		    The larger return value the higher priority to submit.
> + * 		    Zero means it has no right.

"The larger the return value, the higher the priority [...]"

> + * g_prepare_bio  : Called right before submitting each BIO.
> + * g_restart_bios : Called when there exist some BIOs blocked but none of
> them
> + * 		    can't be submitted now.

s/when there exist some BIOs blocked/if some BIOs exist that are blocked/ ?

"none of them can't" : the double negative looks incorrect (and should be
avoided anyway)

> + *		    This method have to do something to restart to submit BIOs.


"has to do something" : that's rather vague...
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