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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3]fs/inode: iunique() Optimize Performance
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 10:09:45PM +0800, Liuweni wrote:
> ---
> move the if condition out the while{}.
> While the function executing, the if
> condition won't check again and again.
> And this code won't change the function
> of iunique().

That's not true.

> @@ -838,9 +838,10 @@ ino_t iunique(struct super_block *sb, ino_t max_reserved)
> ino_t res;
>
> spin_lock(&inode_lock);
> +
> + if (counter <= max_reserved)
> + counter = max_reserved + 1;
> do {
> - if (counter <= max_reserved)
> - counter = max_reserved + 1;
> res = counter++;

'counter' is incremented here, so if it wraps around, we'll blunder into
the reserved space again.

> head = inode_hashtable + hash(sb, res);
> inode = find_inode_fast(sb, head, res);
>
>
> --------------
> Best Regards,
> Liuweni
> 2009-11-25
>
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