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Subject[PATCH 06/12] writeback get rid of pdflush completely
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It is now unused, so kill it off.

Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
---
fs/fs-writeback.c | 5 +
include/linux/writeback.h | 12 --
mm/Makefile | 2 +-
mm/pdflush.c | 251 ---------------------------------------------
4 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 264 deletions(-)
delete mode 100644 mm/pdflush.c
diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
index 21de5ac..54c5e19 100644
--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -29,6 +29,11 @@

#define inode_to_bdi(inode) (inode)->i_mapping->backing_dev_info

+/*
+ * We don't actually have pdflush, but this one is exported though /proc...
+ */
+int nr_pdflush_threads = 0;
+
/**
* writeback_acquire - attempt to get exclusive writeback access to a device
* @bdi: the device's backing_dev_info structure
diff --git a/include/linux/writeback.h b/include/linux/writeback.h
index 3697e91..f96fea3 100644
--- a/include/linux/writeback.h
+++ b/include/linux/writeback.h
@@ -14,17 +14,6 @@ extern struct list_head inode_in_use;
extern struct list_head inode_unused;

/*
- * Yes, writeback.h requires sched.h
- * No, sched.h is not included from here.
- */
-static inline int task_is_pdflush(struct task_struct *task)
-{
- return task->flags & PF_FLUSHER;
-}
-
-#define current_is_pdflush() task_is_pdflush(current)
-
-/*
* fs/fs-writeback.c
*/
enum writeback_sync_modes {
@@ -151,7 +140,6 @@ balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited(struct address_space *mapping)
typedef int (*writepage_t)(struct page *page, struct writeback_control *wbc,
void *data);

-int pdflush_operation(void (*fn)(unsigned long), unsigned long arg0);
int generic_writepages(struct address_space *mapping,
struct writeback_control *wbc);
int write_cache_pages(struct address_space *mapping,
diff --git a/mm/Makefile b/mm/Makefile
index 72255be..6443e19 100644
--- a/mm/Makefile
+++ b/mm/Makefile
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ mmu-$(CONFIG_MMU) := fremap.o highmem.o madvise.o memory.o mincore.o \
vmalloc.o

obj-y := bootmem.o filemap.o mempool.o oom_kill.o fadvise.o \
- maccess.o page_alloc.o page-writeback.o pdflush.o \
+ maccess.o page_alloc.o page-writeback.o \
readahead.o swap.o truncate.o vmscan.o shmem.o \
prio_tree.o util.o mmzone.o vmstat.o backing-dev.o \
page_isolation.o mm_init.o $(mmu-y)
diff --git a/mm/pdflush.c b/mm/pdflush.c
deleted file mode 100644
index 15de509..0000000
--- a/mm/pdflush.c
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,251 +0,0 @@
-/*
- * mm/pdflush.c - worker threads for writing back filesystem data
- *
- * Copyright (C) 2002, Linus Torvalds.
- *
- * 09Apr2002 Andrew Morton
- * Initial version
- * 29Feb2004 kaos@sgi.com
- * Move worker thread creation to kthread to avoid chewing
- * up stack space with nested calls to kernel_thread.
- */
-
-#include <linux/sched.h>
-#include <linux/list.h>
-#include <linux/signal.h>
-#include <linux/spinlock.h>
-#include <linux/gfp.h>
-#include <linux/init.h>
-#include <linux/module.h>
-#include <linux/fs.h> /* Needed by writeback.h */
-#include <linux/writeback.h> /* Prototypes pdflush_operation() */
-#include <linux/kthread.h>
-#include <linux/cpuset.h>
-#include <linux/freezer.h>
-
-
-/*
- * Minimum and maximum number of pdflush instances
- */
-#define MIN_PDFLUSH_THREADS 2
-#define MAX_PDFLUSH_THREADS 8
-
-static void start_one_pdflush_thread(void);
-
-
-/*
- * The pdflush threads are worker threads for writing back dirty data.
- * Ideally, we'd like one thread per active disk spindle. But the disk
- * topology is very hard to divine at this level. Instead, we take
- * care in various places to prevent more than one pdflush thread from
- * performing writeback against a single filesystem. pdflush threads
- * have the PF_FLUSHER flag set in current->flags to aid in this.
- */
-
-/*
- * All the pdflush threads. Protected by pdflush_lock
- */
-static LIST_HEAD(pdflush_list);
-static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(pdflush_lock);
-
-/*
- * The count of currently-running pdflush threads. Protected
- * by pdflush_lock.
- *
- * Readable by sysctl, but not writable. Published to userspace at
- * /proc/sys/vm/nr_pdflush_threads.
- */
-int nr_pdflush_threads = 0;
-
-/*
- * The time at which the pdflush thread pool last went empty
- */
-static unsigned long last_empty_jifs;
-
-/*
- * The pdflush thread.
- *
- * Thread pool management algorithm:
- *
- * - The minimum and maximum number of pdflush instances are bound
- * by MIN_PDFLUSH_THREADS and MAX_PDFLUSH_THREADS.
- *
- * - If there have been no idle pdflush instances for 1 second, create
- * a new one.
- *
- * - If the least-recently-went-to-sleep pdflush thread has been asleep
- * for more than one second, terminate a thread.
- */
-
-/*
- * A structure for passing work to a pdflush thread. Also for passing
- * state information between pdflush threads. Protected by pdflush_lock.
- */
-struct pdflush_work {
- struct task_struct *who; /* The thread */
- void (*fn)(unsigned long); /* A callback function */
- unsigned long arg0; /* An argument to the callback */
- struct list_head list; /* On pdflush_list, when idle */
- unsigned long when_i_went_to_sleep;
-};
-
-static int __pdflush(struct pdflush_work *my_work)
-{
- current->flags |= PF_FLUSHER | PF_SWAPWRITE;
- set_freezable();
- my_work->fn = NULL;
- my_work->who = current;
- INIT_LIST_HEAD(&my_work->list);
-
- spin_lock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
- nr_pdflush_threads++;
- for ( ; ; ) {
- struct pdflush_work *pdf;
-
- set_current_state(TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
- list_move(&my_work->list, &pdflush_list);
- my_work->when_i_went_to_sleep = jiffies;
- spin_unlock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
- schedule();
- try_to_freeze();
- spin_lock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
- if (!list_empty(&my_work->list)) {
- /*
- * Someone woke us up, but without removing our control
- * structure from the global list. swsusp will do this
- * in try_to_freeze()->refrigerator(). Handle it.
- */
- my_work->fn = NULL;
- continue;
- }
- if (my_work->fn == NULL) {
- printk("pdflush: bogus wakeup\n");
- continue;
- }
- spin_unlock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
-
- (*my_work->fn)(my_work->arg0);
-
- /*
- * Thread creation: For how long have there been zero
- * available threads?
- */
- if (time_after(jiffies, last_empty_jifs + 1 * HZ)) {
- /* unlocked list_empty() test is OK here */
- if (list_empty(&pdflush_list)) {
- /* unlocked test is OK here */
- if (nr_pdflush_threads < MAX_PDFLUSH_THREADS)
- start_one_pdflush_thread();
- }
- }
-
- spin_lock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
- my_work->fn = NULL;
-
- /*
- * Thread destruction: For how long has the sleepiest
- * thread slept?
- */
- if (list_empty(&pdflush_list))
- continue;
- if (nr_pdflush_threads <= MIN_PDFLUSH_THREADS)
- continue;
- pdf = list_entry(pdflush_list.prev, struct pdflush_work, list);
- if (time_after(jiffies, pdf->when_i_went_to_sleep + 1 * HZ)) {
- /* Limit exit rate */
- pdf->when_i_went_to_sleep = jiffies;
- break; /* exeunt */
- }
- }
- nr_pdflush_threads--;
- spin_unlock_irq(&pdflush_lock);
- return 0;
-}
-
-/*
- * Of course, my_work wants to be just a local in __pdflush(). It is
- * separated out in this manner to hopefully prevent the compiler from
- * performing unfortunate optimisations against the auto variables. Because
- * these are visible to other tasks and CPUs. (No problem has actually
- * been observed. This is just paranoia).
- */
-static int pdflush(void *dummy)
-{
- struct pdflush_work my_work;
- cpumask_var_t cpus_allowed;
-
- /*
- * Since the caller doesn't even check kthread_run() worked, let's not
- * freak out too much if this fails.
- */
- if (!alloc_cpumask_var(&cpus_allowed, GFP_KERNEL)) {
- printk(KERN_WARNING "pdflush failed to allocate cpumask\n");
- return 0;
- }
-
- /*
- * pdflush can spend a lot of time doing encryption via dm-crypt. We
- * don't want to do that at keventd's priority.
- */
- set_user_nice(current, 0);
-
- /*
- * Some configs put our parent kthread in a limited cpuset,
- * which kthread() overrides, forcing cpus_allowed == CPU_MASK_ALL.
- * Our needs are more modest - cut back to our cpusets cpus_allowed.
- * This is needed as pdflush's are dynamically created and destroyed.
- * The boottime pdflush's are easily placed w/o these 2 lines.
- */
- cpuset_cpus_allowed(current, cpus_allowed);
- set_cpus_allowed_ptr(current, cpus_allowed);
- free_cpumask_var(cpus_allowed);
-
- return __pdflush(&my_work);
-}
-
-/*
- * Attempt to wake up a pdflush thread, and get it to do some work for you.
- * Returns zero if it indeed managed to find a worker thread, and passed your
- * payload to it.
- */
-int pdflush_operation(void (*fn)(unsigned long), unsigned long arg0)
-{
- unsigned long flags;
- int ret = 0;
-
- BUG_ON(fn == NULL); /* Hard to diagnose if it's deferred */
-
- spin_lock_irqsave(&pdflush_lock, flags);
- if (list_empty(&pdflush_list)) {
- ret = -1;
- } else {
- struct pdflush_work *pdf;
-
- pdf = list_entry(pdflush_list.next, struct pdflush_work, list);
- list_del_init(&pdf->list);
- if (list_empty(&pdflush_list))
- last_empty_jifs = jiffies;
- pdf->fn = fn;
- pdf->arg0 = arg0;
- wake_up_process(pdf->who);
- }
- spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pdflush_lock, flags);
-
- return ret;
-}
-
-static void start_one_pdflush_thread(void)
-{
- kthread_run(pdflush, NULL, "pdflush");
-}
-
-static int __init pdflush_init(void)
-{
- int i;
-
- for (i = 0; i < MIN_PDFLUSH_THREADS; i++)
- start_one_pdflush_thread();
- return 0;
-}
-
-module_init(pdflush_init);
--
1.6.2.12.g83676


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