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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/11] Per-bdi writeback flusher threads #4
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On Mon, 2009-05-18 at 14:19 +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> Hi,
>
> This is the fourth version of this patchset. Chances since v3:
>
> - Dropped a prep patch, it has been included in mainline since.
>
> - Add a work-to-do list to the bdi. This is struct bdi_work. Each
> wb thread will notice and execute work on bdi->work_list. The arguments
> are which sb (or NULL for all) to flush and how many pages to flush.
>
> - Fix a bug where not all bdi's would end up on the bdi_list, so potentially
> some data would not be flushed.
>
> - Make wb_kupdated() pass on wbc->older_than_this so we maintain the same
> behaviour for kupdated flushes.
>
> - Have the wb thread flush first before sleeping, to avoid losing the
> first flush on lazy register.
>
> - Rebase to newer kernels.
Jens,

Applied V4 to 2.6.30-rc6 and got some confliction reports.
----------patch-2----------
patching file fs/buffer.c
patching file fs/fs-writeback.c
patching file fs/ntfs/super.c
patching file fs/sync.c
patching file include/linux/backing-dev.h
patching file include/linux/fs.h
patching file include/linux/writeback.h
patching file mm/backing-dev.c
patching file mm/page-writeback.c
Hunk #5 FAILED at 666.
1 out of 6 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file mm/page-writeback.c.rej
patching file mm/vmscan.c
----------patch-3----------
patching file fs/fs-writeback.c
patching file include/linux/writeback.h
patching file mm/Makefile
patching file mm/pdflush.c
----------patch-4----------
patching file fs/fs-writeback.c
patching file include/linux/backing-dev.h
patching file mm/backing-dev.c
----------patch-5----------
patching file fs/fs-writeback.c
patching file include/linux/backing-dev.h
patching file include/linux/fs.h
patching file mm/backing-dev.c
patching file mm/page-writeback.c
Hunk #1 succeeded at 708 with fuzz 2 (offset 41 lines).
Hunk #2 FAILED at 716.
1 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file mm/page-writeback.c.rej

Then, I manually fixed the conflictions, but compilation reports errors.
Your patches seem not clean.

CC fs/exec.o
mm/page-writeback.c: In function 'background_writeout':
mm/page-writeback.c:695: error: 'MAX_WRITEBACK_PAGES' undeclared (first use in this function)
mm/page-writeback.c:695: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
mm/page-writeback.c:695: error: for each function it appears in.)
mm/page-writeback.c: In function 'wb_kupdate':
mm/page-writeback.c:769: error: 'MAX_WRITEBACK_PAGES' undeclared (first use in this function)
mm/page-writeback.c: In function 'wb_timer_fn':
mm/page-writeback.c:802: error: implicit declaration of function 'pdflush_operation'
make[1]: *** [mm/page-writeback.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
CC fs/pipe.o

Yanmin

>
> - Little fixes here and there.
>
> So generally not a lot of changes, the major one is using the ->work_list
> and getting rid of writeback_acquire()/writeback_release(). This fixes
> the concern Jan Kara had about missing sync/WB_SYNC_ALL, if writeback
> was already in progress.
>
> I've run a few benchmarks today:
>
> 1) Large file writes from a single process
> 2) Random file writes from multiple (16) processes.




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