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SubjectRe: 2.6.16-rc6-mm2
On Tue, 13 Jun 2006, Christoph Lameter wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Jun 2006, Cedric Le Goater wrote:
>
> > thanks for the patch ! I gave it a try but req->wb_page seems bogus ?
>
> It seems that req->wb_page is bogus after nfs_clear_page_writeback()
> has run. So we need to do the statistics before.

But then we miss the decrement of NR_UNSTABLE when a page is freed before
we get to that function. NR_UNSTABLE grows beyond bounds and the write
throttling stalls processes.

So we need an additional dec_zone_state..

Index: linux-2.6.17-rc6-mm2/fs/nfs/write.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.17-rc6-mm2.orig/fs/nfs/write.c 2006-06-10 11:11:53.051397816 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.17-rc6-mm2/fs/nfs/write.c 2006-06-13 10:52:04.428456013 -0700
@@ -1418,8 +1418,9 @@ static void nfs_commit_done(struct rpc_t
dprintk(" mismatch\n");
nfs_mark_request_dirty(req);
next:
+ if (req->wb_page)
+ dec_zone_page_state(req->wb_page, NR_UNSTABLE);
nfs_clear_page_writeback(req);
- dec_zone_page_state(req->wb_page, NR_UNSTABLE);
}
}

Index: linux-2.6.17-rc6-mm2/fs/nfs/pagelist.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.17-rc6-mm2.orig/fs/nfs/pagelist.c 2006-06-10 11:11:53.049444812 -0700
+++ linux-2.6.17-rc6-mm2/fs/nfs/pagelist.c 2006-06-13 12:33:39.545259204 -0700
@@ -154,6 +154,7 @@ void nfs_clear_request(struct nfs_page *
{
struct page *page = req->wb_page;
if (page != NULL) {
+ dec_zone_page_state(page, NR_UNSTABLE);
page_cache_release(page);
req->wb_page = NULL;
}
-
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