Patent Number: 8,819,343

Title: Periodic destages from inside and outside diameters of disks to improve read response times

Abstract: A storage controller that includes a cache, receives a command from a host, wherein a set of criteria corresponding to read response times for executing the command have to be satisfied. A destage application that destages tracks based at least on recency of usage and spatial location of the tracks is executed, wherein a spatial ordering of the tracks is maintained in a data structure, and the destage application traverses the spatial ordering of the tracks. Tracks are destaged from at least inside or outside diameters of disks at periodic intervals, while traversing the spatial ordering of the tracks, wherein the set of criteria corresponding to the read response times for executing the command are satisfied.

Inventors: Benhase; Michael T. (Tucson, AZ), Gupta; Lokesh M. (Tucson, AZ), Strauss; Christopher J. (Trabuco Canyon, CA), Wright; Will A. (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018