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SubjectRe: [PATCH 09/45] writeback: quit on wrap for .range_cyclic (pohmelfs)

On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 03:38:27PM +0800, Wu Fengguang ( wrote:
> Convert wbc.range_cyclic to new behavior: when past EOF, abort writeback
> of the inode, which instructs writeback_single_inode() to delay it for
> a while if necessary.
> It removes one inefficient .range_cyclic IO pattern when writeback_index
> wraps:
> submit [10000-10100], (wrap), submit [0-100]
> In which the submitted pages may be consisted of two distant ranges.
> It also prevents submitting pointless IO for busy overwriters.

I have no objections against this patchset, since I followed the
upstream writeback behaviour and did not personally observe such wraps
which would be otherwise handled in a single run.

> CC: Evgeniy Polyakov <>
> Signed-off-by: Wu Fengguang <>

Evgeniy Polyakov

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