blk_queue_io_opt — set optimal request size for the queue


void blk_queue_io_opt (struct request_queue * q,
 unsigned int opt);


struct request_queue * q

the request queue for the device

unsigned int opt

optimal request size in bytes


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.