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authorDivyesh Shah <dpshah@google.com>2010-04-08 21:14:23 -0700
committerJens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>2010-04-09 08:36:07 +0200
commit812d402648f4fc1ab1091b2172a46fc1b367c724 (patch)
tree9dc52d5bfdbc170559169a0157ed3295d551e9cf /Documentation/cgroups
parent84c124da9ff50bd71fab9c939ee5b7cd8bef2bd9 (diff)
blkio: Add io_merged stat
This includes both the number of bios merged into requests belonging to this cgroup as well as the number of requests merged together. In the past, we've observed different merging behavior across upstream kernels, some by design some actual bugs. This stat helps a lot in debugging such problems when applications report decreased throughput with a new kernel version. This needed adding an extra elevator function to capture bios being merged as I did not want to pollute elevator code with blkiocg knowledge and hence needed the accounting invocation to come from CFQ. Signed-off-by: Divyesh Shah<dpshah@google.com> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
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diff --git a/Documentation/cgroups/blkio-controller.txt b/Documentation/cgroups/blkio-controller.txt
index ed04fe9cce1..810e30171a5 100644
--- a/Documentation/cgroups/blkio-controller.txt
+++ b/Documentation/cgroups/blkio-controller.txt
@@ -134,6 +134,11 @@ Details of cgroup files
minor number of the device, third field specifies the operation type
and the fourth field specifies the io_wait_time in ns.
+- blkio.io_merged
+ - Total number of bios/requests merged into requests belonging to this
+ cgroup. This is further divided by the type of operation - read or
+ write, sync or async.
- blkio.dequeue
- Debugging aid only enabled if CONFIG_DEBUG_CFQ_IOSCHED=y. This
gives the statistics about how many a times a group was dequeued