blk_limits_io_opt (9) - Linux Man Pages

blk_limits_io_opt: set optimal request size for a device

NAME

blk_limits_io_opt - set optimal request size for a device

SYNOPSIS

void blk_limits_io_opt(struct queue_limits limits, unsigned int opt);

ARGUMENTS

limits

the queue limits

opt

smallest I/O size in bytes

DESCRIPTION

Storage devices may report an optimal I/O size, which is the device's preferred unit for sustained I/O. This is rarely reported for disk drives. For RAID arrays it is usually the stripe width or the internal track size. A properly aligned multiple of optimal_io_size is the preferred request size for workloads where sustained throughput is desired.

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