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Subject[PATCH 09/12] writeback: allow sleepy exit of default writeback task
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Since we do lazy create of default writeback tasks for a bdi, we can
allow sleepy exit if it has been completely idle for 5 minutes.

Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com>
---
fs/fs-writeback.c | 52 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
include/linux/backing-dev.h | 5 ++++
include/linux/writeback.h | 2 +-
3 files changed, 48 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
index 47f5ace..1292a88 100644
--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -247,10 +247,10 @@ int bdi_start_writeback(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, struct super_block *sb,
* older_than_this takes precedence over nr_to_write. So we'll only write back
* all dirty pages if they are all attached to "old" mappings.
*/
-static void wb_kupdated(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
+static long wb_kupdated(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
{
unsigned long oldest_jif;
- long nr_to_write;
+ long nr_to_write, wrote = 0;
struct writeback_control wbc = {
.bdi = wb->bdi,
.sync_mode = WB_SYNC_NONE,
@@ -273,10 +273,13 @@ static void wb_kupdated(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
wbc.encountered_congestion = 0;
wbc.nr_to_write = MAX_WRITEBACK_PAGES;
generic_sync_wb_inodes(wb, NULL, &wbc);
+ wrote += MAX_WRITEBACK_PAGES - wbc.nr_to_write;
if (wbc.nr_to_write > 0)
break; /* All the old data is written */
nr_to_write -= MAX_WRITEBACK_PAGES;
}
+
+ return wrote;
}

static inline bool over_bground_thresh(void)
@@ -289,7 +292,7 @@ static inline bool over_bground_thresh(void)
global_page_state(NR_UNSTABLE_NFS) >= background_thresh);
}

-static void __wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb, long nr_pages,
+static long __wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb, long nr_pages,
struct super_block *sb,
enum writeback_sync_modes sync_mode)
{
@@ -299,6 +302,7 @@ static void __wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb, long nr_pages,
.older_than_this = NULL,
.range_cyclic = 1,
};
+ long wrote = 0;

for (;;) {
if (sync_mode == WB_SYNC_NONE && nr_pages <= 0 &&
@@ -311,6 +315,7 @@ static void __wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb, long nr_pages,
wbc.pages_skipped = 0;
generic_sync_wb_inodes(wb, sb, &wbc);
nr_pages -= MAX_WRITEBACK_PAGES - wbc.nr_to_write;
+ wrote += MAX_WRITEBACK_PAGES - wbc.nr_to_write;
/*
* If we ran out of stuff to write, bail unless more_io got set
*/
@@ -320,6 +325,8 @@ static void __wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb, long nr_pages,
break;
}
}
+
+ return wrote;
}

/*
@@ -345,10 +352,11 @@ static struct bdi_work *get_next_work_item(struct backing_dev_info *bdi,
return ret;
}

-static void wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
+static long wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
{
struct backing_dev_info *bdi = wb->bdi;
struct bdi_work *work;
+ long wrote = 0;

while ((work = get_next_work_item(bdi, wb)) != NULL) {
struct super_block *sb = bdi_work_sb(work);
@@ -356,16 +364,20 @@ static void wb_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
enum writeback_sync_modes sync_mode = work->sync_mode;

wb_clear_pending(wb, work);
- __wb_writeback(wb, nr_pages, sb, sync_mode);
+ wrote += __wb_writeback(wb, nr_pages, sb, sync_mode);
}
+
+ return wrote;
}

/*
* This will be inlined in bdi_writeback_task() once we get rid of any
* dirty inodes on the default_backing_dev_info
*/
-void wb_do_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
+long wb_do_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
{
+ long wrote;
+
/*
* We get here in two cases:
*
@@ -377,9 +389,11 @@ void wb_do_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
* items on the work_list. Process those.
*/
if (list_empty(&wb->bdi->work_list))
- wb_kupdated(wb);
+ wrote = wb_kupdated(wb);
else
- wb_writeback(wb);
+ wrote = wb_writeback(wb);
+
+ return wrote;
}

/*
@@ -388,12 +402,30 @@ void wb_do_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
*/
int bdi_writeback_task(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
{
+ unsigned long last_active = jiffies;
+ unsigned long wait_jiffies = -1UL;
+ long pages_written;
DEFINE_WAIT(wait);

while (!kthread_should_stop()) {
- unsigned long wait_jiffies;

- wb_do_writeback(wb);
+ pages_written = wb_do_writeback(wb);
+
+ if (pages_written)
+ last_active = jiffies;
+ else if (wait_jiffies != -1UL) {
+ unsigned long max_idle;
+
+ /*
+ * Longest period of inactivity that we tolerate. If we
+ * see dirty data again later, the task will get
+ * recreated automatically.
+ */
+ max_idle = max(5UL * 60 * HZ, wait_jiffies);
+ if (time_after(jiffies, max_idle + last_active) &&
+ wb_is_default_task(wb))
+ break;
+ }

prepare_to_wait(&wb->wait, &wait, TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
wait_jiffies = msecs_to_jiffies(dirty_writeback_interval * 10);
diff --git a/include/linux/backing-dev.h b/include/linux/backing-dev.h
index 72b4797..53e6c8d 100644
--- a/include/linux/backing-dev.h
+++ b/include/linux/backing-dev.h
@@ -113,6 +113,11 @@ int bdi_has_dirty_io(struct backing_dev_info *bdi);
extern struct mutex bdi_lock;
extern struct list_head bdi_list;

+static inline int wb_is_default_task(struct bdi_writeback *wb)
+{
+ return wb == &wb->bdi->wb;
+}
+
static inline int bdi_wblist_needs_lock(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
{
return test_bit(BDI_wblist_lock, &bdi->state);
diff --git a/include/linux/writeback.h b/include/linux/writeback.h
index e414702..30e318b 100644
--- a/include/linux/writeback.h
+++ b/include/linux/writeback.h
@@ -69,7 +69,7 @@ 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);
-void wb_do_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb);
+long wb_do_writeback(struct bdi_writeback *wb);

/* writeback.h requires fs.h; it, too, is not included from here. */
static inline void wait_on_inode(struct inode *inode)
--
1.6.3.rc0.1.gf800


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