Jens is interested in improving elevator now too :-) Really, the problem is the missed coalescing, the latency concept is not fundamentally broken. The algorithm can get a lot of both worlds by coalescing whenever possible. In this way it performs latency reduction on groups of requests instead of on a per-request basis.
Got distracted for two days working on a prototype fibre channel card, can't talk much about it, but I can say there'll be a Linux driver for this beast :-)
Sun released their IFB (aka. "Expert 3D") graphics card yesterday. It's a bit pricey, but I'm so itching to do a Linux driver for it I may just end up buying one.
The cscope release made Larry McVoy nearly wet his pants.