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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/8] ext4: Warn if direct reclaim tries to writeback pages
On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 02:44:20PM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 01:06:29PM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 12:58:19PM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 05:28:45PM +0100, Mel Gorman wrote:
> > > > Direct reclaim should never writeback pages. Warn if an attempt
> > > > is made.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
> > >
> > > Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <jweiner@redhat.com>
> >
> > Oops, too fast.
> >
> > Shouldn't the WARN_ON() be at the top of the function, rather than
> > just warn when the write is deferred due to delalloc?
>
> I thought it made more sense to put the warning at the point where ext4
> would normally ignore ->writepage.
>
> That said, in my current revision of the series, I've dropped these
> patches altogether as page migration should be able to trigger the same
> warnings but be called from paths that are of less concern for stack
> overflows (or at the very least be looked at as a separate series).

Doesn't this only apply to btrfs which has no own .migratepage aop for
file pages? The others use buffer_migrate_page.

But if you dropped them anyway, it does not matter :)


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