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SubjectRe: [RFC] JBD ordered mode rewrite
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On Thursday 06 March 2008 12:42:09 pm Jan Kara wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Below is my rewrite of ordered mode in JBD. Now we don't have a list of
> data buffers that need syncing on transaction commit but a list of inodes
> that need writeout during commit. This brings all sorts of advantages such
> as possibility to get rid of journal heads and buffer heads for data
> buffers in ordered mode, better ordering of writes on transaction commit,
> simplification of some JBD code, no more anonymous pages when truncate of
> data being committed happens. The patch has survived some light testing
> but it still has some potential of eating your data so beware :) I've run
> dbench to see whether we didn't decrease performance by different handling
> of truncate and the throughput I'm getting on my machine is the same (OK,
> is lower by 0.5%) if I disable the code in truncate waiting for commit to
> finish... Also the throughput of dbench is about 2% better with my patch
> than with current JBD.
> Any comments or testing most welcome.
>
> Honza

Just one nit, doesn't compile properly when jbd/ext3 are modules :). Thanks
much,

Josef


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