[dm-crypt] Elevator / dm-crypt
gmazyland at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 19:06:09 CEST 2012
On 09/02/2012 06:35 PM, Heinz Diehl wrote:
> assuming /dev/sda1 is an LUKS/dmcrypt encrypted partition. The default
> elevator is "noop" (given in kernel command-line), but "cfq" is set
> for /dev/sda in /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler.
> What elevator is used for the underlying /dev/mapper/dm-0 (sda1)?
Partitions just use whole device elevator.
And it should be default from your kernel parameter configuration
if not set by some script later... is that param correct?
Anyway, you can just switch it later using
Device-mapper devices (except request based - which is currently multipath only)
do not use own elevator at all. So only elevator for underlying device is important.
BTW you can easily check it with lsblk -t.
Or explicitly name fields - here is example of my nb with SSD
(default sched. is noop for me):
# lsblk -o NAME,TYPE,SCHED /dev/sdb
NAME TYPE SCHED
sdb disk noop
├─sdb1 part noop
├─sdb2 part noop
│ └─sdb2_crypt (dm-0) crypt
│ ├─mnbook-data (dm-1) lvm
│ ├─nbook-swap (dm-2) lvm
│ └─nbook-root64 (dm-3) lvm
└─sdb3 part noop
> sys/block/dm-0/queue/scheduler contains "none", btw.
Yes, it is irrelevant for dm-crypt, there is no elevator.
(If you ask why there is <dev>/queue dir then, the because someone
decided to put some important attributes there which applies even
when elevator is not set. No idea why...)
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