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SubjectRe: [PATCH] adding per sb inode list to make invalidate_inodes() faster
Kirill Korotaev <> wrote:
> Well for sure this bug can be triggered only on really big servers with
> a huge amount of memory and cache size.
> It's up to you whether to apply it or not. I understand your position
> about 8 bytes, but probably it's just a question of using kernel,
> whether it's a user or server system.
> Probably we can introduce some config option which would trigger
> features such as this one for enterprise systems.

I am paralysed by indecision!

It would be nice if we had evidence that more than one site in the world
was affected by this :(

I can't see an less space-consuming alternative here (apart from per-sb lru)

> >> Also, the additional sizeof(struct list_head) is only a requirement
> >> while the global inode LRU is maintained. I believed it would have
> >> been beneficial to have localized the LRU to the sb also, which would
> >> have maintained sizeof(struct inode0 at parity with current mainline.
> >
> > Could be. We would give each superblock its own shrinker callback and
> > everything should balance out nicely (hah).
> heh, and how do you plan to make per-sb LRU to be fair?

Good point.
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