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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] [fs-devel] the real needs of just_schedule
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 9:11 PM, Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 01:51 +0800, Denis Cheng wrote:
> > there are some situations which really need a just schedule,
> > with int return value;
> > and this should be moved into lib/ in the future.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Denis Cheng <crquan@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > fs/inode.c | 2 +-
> > include/linux/writeback.h | 16 ++++++++++++----
> > 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/fs/inode.c b/fs/inode.c
> > index bf64781..b355a44 100644
> > --- a/fs/inode.c
> > +++ b/fs/inode.c
> > @@ -1291,7 +1291,7 @@ int inode_needs_sync(struct inode *inode)
> >
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(inode_needs_sync);
> >
> > -int inode_wait(void *word)
> > +int just_schedule(void *word)
> > {
> > schedule();
> > return 0;
> > diff --git a/include/linux/writeback.h b/include/linux/writeback.h
> > index f462439..80ff5eb 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/writeback.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/writeback.h
> > @@ -67,23 +67,31 @@ struct writeback_control {
> >
> > /*
> > * fs/fs-writeback.c
> > - */
> > + */
> > void writeback_inodes(struct writeback_control *wbc);
> > -int inode_wait(void *);
> > void sync_inodes_sb(struct super_block *, int wait);
> > void sync_inodes(int wait);
> >
> > +/*
> > + * fs/inode.c
> > + *
> > + * there are some situations which really need a just schedule,
> > + * with int return value;
> > + * and this should be moved into lib/ in the future.
> > + */
> > +int just_schedule(void *);
> > +
> Why is now not a good time? :-)
>
> The patches look ok to me otherwise, but I wonder whether I should put
> them in my tree (since they affect core code) or whether they'd be
> better in -mm and/or linux-next?
The inode_wait in fs core code(fs/inode.c) is really just_schedule, so
is the gdlm_ast_wait, and they are all fs related code;

But inode_wait is not a better name for its work, instead just_schedule won.

So I should ask for opinions from fs core crew,

BTW, today I did a grep among the whole kernel tree and found that
just_schedule is also useful to other code, such as:

key_wait_bit(security/keys/request_key.c:25)

It's also really a just_schedule.

So just_schedule should go to lib/ ? Or we just append it into kernel/sched.c?

>
> Steve.

--
Denis Cheng


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