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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] writeback: fix dirtied pages accounting on sub-page writes
On Mon 21-11-11 21:03:45, Wu Fengguang wrote:
> When dd in 512bytes, generic_perform_write() calls
> balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited() 8 times for the same page, but
> obviously the page is only dirtied once.
>
> Fix it by accounting nr_dirtied at page dirty time.
Well, but after this change, the interface balance_dirty_ratelimited_nr()
is strange because the argument is only used for per-CPU ratelimiting and
not for per-task ratelimiting... So if you do this switch then I'd also
switch bdp_ratelimits to get consistent results and a clean interface and
completely kill balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr().

Honza

>
> Signed-off-by: Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
> ---
> mm/page-writeback.c | 3 +--
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> --- linux-next.orig/mm/page-writeback.c 2011-11-17 20:57:13.000000000 +0800
> +++ linux-next/mm/page-writeback.c 2011-11-17 20:57:15.000000000 +0800
> @@ -1224,8 +1224,6 @@ void balance_dirty_pages_ratelimited_nr(
> if (bdi->dirty_exceeded)
> ratelimit = min(ratelimit, 32 >> (PAGE_SHIFT - 10));
>
> - current->nr_dirtied += nr_pages_dirtied;
> -
> preempt_disable();
> /*
> * This prevents one CPU to accumulate too many dirtied pages without
> @@ -1734,6 +1732,7 @@ void account_page_dirtied(struct page *p
> __inc_bdi_stat(mapping->backing_dev_info, BDI_RECLAIMABLE);
> __inc_bdi_stat(mapping->backing_dev_info, BDI_DIRTIED);
> task_io_account_write(PAGE_CACHE_SIZE);
> + current->nr_dirtied++;
> }
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(account_page_dirtied);
>
>
--
Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
SUSE Labs, CR


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