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@@ -77,7 +77,6 @@ Details of cgroup files
=======================
- blkio.weight
- Specifies per cgroup weight.
-
Currently allowed range of weights is from 100 to 1000.
- blkio.time
@@ -92,6 +91,49 @@ Details of cgroup files
third field specifies the number of sectors transferred by the
group to/from the device.
+- blkio.io_service_bytes
+ - Number of bytes transferred to/from the disk by the group. These
+ are further divided by the type of operation - read or write, sync
+ or async. First two fields specify the major and minor number of the
+ device, third field specifies the operation type and the fourth field
+ specifies the number of bytes.
+
+- blkio.io_serviced
+ - Number of IOs completed to/from the disk by the group. These
+ are further divided by the type of operation - read or write, sync
+ or async. First two fields specify the major and minor number of the
+ device, third field specifies the operation type and the fourth field
+ specifies the number of IOs.
+
+- blkio.io_service_time
+ - Total amount of time between request dispatch and request completion
+ for the IOs done by this cgroup. This is in nanoseconds to make it
+ meaningful for flash devices too. For devices with queue depth of 1,
+ this time represents the actual service time. When queue_depth > 1,
+ that is no longer true as requests may be served out of order. This
+ may cause the service time for a given IO to include the service time
+ of multiple IOs when served out of order which may result in total
+ io_service_time > actual time elapsed. This time is further divided by
+ the type of operation - read or write, sync or async. First two fields
+ specify the major and minor number of the device, third field
+ specifies the operation type and the fourth field specifies the
+ io_service_time in ns.
+
+- blkio.io_wait_time
+ - Total amount of time the IOs for this cgroup spent waiting in the
+ scheduler queues for service. This can be greater than the total time
+ elapsed since it is cumulative io_wait_time for all IOs. It is not a
+ measure of total time the cgroup spent waiting but rather a measure of
+ the wait_time for its individual IOs. For devices with queue_depth > 1
+ this metric does not include the time spent waiting for service once
+ the IO is dispatched to the device but till it actually gets serviced
+ (there might be a time lag here due to re-ordering of requests by the
+ device). This is in nanoseconds to make it meaningful for flash
+ devices too. This time is further divided by the type of operation -
+ read or write, sync or async. First two fields specify the major and
+ minor number of the device, third field specifies the operation type
+ and the fourth field specifies the io_wait_time in ns.
+
- 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
@@ -99,6 +141,10 @@ Details of cgroup files
and minor number of the device and third field specifies the number
of times a group was dequeued from a particular device.
+- blkio.reset_stats
+ - Writing an int to this file will result in resetting all the stats
+ for that cgroup.
+
CFQ sysfs tunable
=================
/sys/block/<disk>/queue/iosched/group_isolation