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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Per file dirty limit throttling
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On Tuesday 17 August 2010 13:54:35 Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-08-17 at 10:39 +0530, Nikanth Karthikesan wrote:
> > Oh, nice. Per-task limit is an elegant solution, which should help
> > during most of the common cases.
> >
> > But I just wonder what happens, when
> > 1. The dirtier is multiple co-operating processes
> > 2. Some app like a shell script, that repeatedly calls dd with seek and
> > skip? People do this for data deduplication, sparse skipping etc..
> > 3. The app dies and comes back again. Like a VM that is rebooted, and
> > continues writing to a disk backed by a file on the host.
> >
> > Do you think, in those cases this might still be useful?
>
> Those cases do indeed defeat the current per-task-limit, however I think
> the solution to that is to limit the amount of writeback done by each
> blocked process.
>

Blocked on what? Sorry, I do not understand.

Thanks
Nikanth

> Jan Kara had some good ideas in that department.
>


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