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[Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen/blkfront: increase the default value of xen_blkif_max_segments

The default maximum value of segments in indirect requests was 32, IO
operations with bigger block size(>32*4k) would be split and performance start
to drop.

Nowadays backend device usually support 512k max_sectors_kb on desktop, and
may larger on server machines with high-end storage system.
The default size 128k was not very appropriate, this patch increases the default
maximum value to 128(128*4k=512k).

Signed-off-by: Bob Liu <bob.liu@xxxxxxxxxx>
 drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
index 2236c6f..1bf2429 100644
--- a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
+++ b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
@@ -94,9 +94,9 @@ static const struct block_device_operations xlvbd_block_fops;
  * by the backend driver.
-static unsigned int xen_blkif_max_segments = 32;
+static unsigned int xen_blkif_max_segments = 128;
 module_param_named(max, xen_blkif_max_segments, int, S_IRUGO);
-MODULE_PARM_DESC(max, "Maximum amount of segments in indirect requests 
(default is 32)");
+MODULE_PARM_DESC(max, "Maximum amount of segments in indirect requests 
(default is 128)");

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