Subject: Re: Limiting disk I/O?
To: None <>
From: Michael van Elst <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/13/2007 07:15:15 (Jukka Marin) writes:

>On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 07:40:09AM +0100, Michael van Elst wrote:
>> What happened to ?

>Wouldn't it be simpler to implement a new sysctl'able variable to limit the
>tps to some percentage of the disk I/O capacity?

The problem is not the disk. If you slow down the disk artificially
you just make the problem larger as you run out of buffers earlier.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."