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Switching Scheduler
Each io queue has a set of io scheduler tunables associated with it. These
tunables control how the io scheduler works. You can find these entries
assuming that you have sysfs mounted on /sys. If you don't have sysfs mounted,
you can do so by typing::
# mount none /sys -t sysfs
It is possible to change the IO scheduler for a given block device on
the fly to select one of mq-deadline, none, bfq, or kyber schedulers -
which can improve that device's throughput.
To set a specific scheduler, simply do this::
echo SCHEDNAME > /sys/block/DEV/queue/scheduler
where SCHEDNAME is the name of a defined IO scheduler, and DEV is the
device name (hda, hdb, sga, or whatever you happen to have).
The list of defined schedulers can be found by simply doing
a "cat /sys/block/DEV/queue/scheduler" - the list of valid names
will be displayed, with the currently selected scheduler in brackets::
# cat /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler
[mq-deadline] kyber bfq none
# echo none >/sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler
# cat /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler
[none] mq-deadline kyber bfq