lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2008]   [Dec]   [31]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 19/56] mm: Export pdflush_operation()
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 11:28:54AM -0800, Mark Fasheh wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 05:05:44PM -0800, Mark Fasheh wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 04:01:04PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:48:00 -0800
> > > Mark Fasheh <mfasheh@suse.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > OCSF2 will need to queue up work for periodic syncing of quotas
> > > > among nodes in the cluster. pdflush() is good thread for this so
> > > > export it's controlling function so that OCFS2 can use it.
> > >
> > > I trust that nothing will explode if pdflush_operation() fails
> > > to do anything and returns -1?
> >
> > Hmm, Jan do you have any opinion here? I'm wondering if we just need our own
> > thread for this after all...
> > --Mark
>
> Ok, looking at this closer, it seems like this could be a problem after all.
> Starving the quota syncing thread doesn't seem like a great idea either.

Definitely don't like the pdflush method. You guys are right
that it is buggy.

> The following patch changes things to use a workqueue. Really, this doesn't
> seem like a big deal anyway - the workqueue has reasonable overhead.

I like the patch overall. A couple comments.

> I could add this on top of my upstream branch along with a revert of the
> 'mm: Export pdflush_operation()' patch, or I could work this into the patch
> series so we never get the export patch in the 1st place.

Regarding merge, I'd rather drop the export patch and merge this
with the patch that uses pdflush_operation().

> diff --git a/fs/ocfs2/quota_local.c b/fs/ocfs2/quota_local.c
> index a5f6e2a..07deec5 100644
> --- a/fs/ocfs2/quota_local.c
> +++ b/fs/ocfs2/quota_local.c
> @@ -780,7 +780,7 @@ static int ocfs2_local_free_info(struct super_block *sb, int type)
> /* At this point we know there are no more dquots and thus
> * even if there's some sync in the pdflush queue, it won't
> * find any dquots and return without doing anything */
> - del_timer_sync(&oinfo->dqi_sync_timer);
> + cancel_delayed_work_sync(&oinfo->dqi_sync_work);
> iput(oinfo->dqi_gqinode);
> ocfs2_simple_drop_lockres(OCFS2_SB(sb), &oinfo->dqi_gqlock);
> ocfs2_lock_res_free(&oinfo->dqi_gqlock);

Ok, I found what I was looking for. The workqueue is not
flushed when unmounting a single volume, and I wanted to be sure that
was correct. It is, as vfs_quota_disable() calls ->write_info() before
calling ->free_file_info() here. So we can just cancel any delayed work
and forget about it safely.

> diff --git a/fs/ocfs2/super.c b/fs/ocfs2/super.c
> index a79e67b..25ccf22 100644
> --- a/fs/ocfs2/super.c
> +++ b/fs/ocfs2/super.c
> @@ -1326,6 +1326,10 @@ static int __init ocfs2_init(void)
> mlog(ML_ERROR, "Unable to create ocfs2 debugfs root.\n");
> }
>
> + status = ocfs2_quota_setup();
> + if (status)
> + goto leave;
> +
> ocfs2_set_locking_protocol();
>
> status = register_quota_format(&ocfs2_quota_format);

Don't you need to shutdown the quota workqueue if
register_quota_format() fails?

Joel

--

Life's Little Instruction Book #80

"Slow dance"

Joel Becker
Principal Software Developer
Oracle
E-mail: joel.becker@oracle.com
Phone: (650) 506-8127


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2008-12-31 23:21    [W:1.030 / U:0.420 seconds]
©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site