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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] vfs: grab the lock instead of blocking in __fd_install during resizing
On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 6:55 AM, Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 07:41:11AM -0700, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 3:58 AM, Mateusz Guzik <mguzik@redhat.com> wrote:
>> > Explicit locking in the fallback case provides a safe state of the
>> > table. Getting rid of blocking semantics makes __fd_install usable
>> > again in non-sleepable contexts, which easies backporting efforts.
>> >
>> > There is a side effect of slightly nicer assembly for the common case
>> > as might_sleep can now be removed.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Mateusz Guzik <mguzik@redhat.com>
>> > ---
>> > Documentation/filesystems/porting | 4 ----
>> > fs/file.c | 11 +++++++----
>> > 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>>
>> Nice change !
>>
>> Reviewed-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
>
> Hey Eric,
>
> Any chance you could review the patches from Sandhya that make this entire
> codepath obsolete?
>
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/4/29/20
>

Hmm...

18 files changed, 578 insertions(+), 585 deletions(-)

Frankly I need to be convinced with solid performance numbers before I
am taking a look at this series.

I do not believe an IDR will be faster than current implementation, so
I am not quite convinced at this moment.

Thanks.

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