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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix task dirty balancing
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hi,

> On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 17:26 +0900, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > task_dirty_inc doesn't seem to be called properly for
> > filesystems which don't use set_page_dirty for write(2).
> > eg. ext2 w/o nobh option.
>
> I'm thinking this is an ext2 bug. So I'd rather it'd just call
> set_page_dirty() like a proper filesystem instead of doing things like
> this.

set_page_dirty marks all buffers in a page dirty.
it isn't suitable for what mark_buffer_dirty is used for.

YAMAMOTO Takashi

>
> And I certainly don't like exporting task_dirty_inc() - filesystems and
> the like should not have to know about things like that.
>
> Of course I'm utterly ignorant of filesystems, hence lets include more
> clue-full people.
>
> > YAMAMOTO Takashi
> >
> >
> > Signed-off-by: YAMAMOTO Takashi <yamamoto@valinux.co.jp>
> > ---
> >
> > commit e68f05bf56d0652c107bba1cff3f8491e41a2117
> > Author: YAMAMOTO Takashi <yamamoto@valinux.co.jp>
> > Date: Wed Jul 2 16:17:33 2008 +0900
> >
> > fix dirty balancing for tasks.
> >
> > call task_dirty_inc when dirtying a page with mark_buffer_dirty.
> >
> > diff --git a/fs/buffer.c b/fs/buffer.c
> > index 4788a9e..2f1c7c6 100644
> > --- a/fs/buffer.c
> > +++ b/fs/buffer.c
> > @@ -1219,8 +1219,9 @@ void mark_buffer_dirty(struct buffer_head *bh)
> > return;
> > }
> >
> > - if (!test_set_buffer_dirty(bh))
> > - __set_page_dirty(bh->b_page, page_mapping(bh->b_page), 0);
> > + if (!test_set_buffer_dirty(bh) &&
> > + __set_page_dirty(bh->b_page, page_mapping(bh->b_page), 0))
> > + task_dirty_inc(current);
> > }
> >
> > /*
> > diff --git a/include/linux/writeback.h b/include/linux/writeback.h
> > index bd91987..61d0aec 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/writeback.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/writeback.h
> > @@ -95,6 +95,7 @@ int wakeup_pdflush(long nr_pages);
> > void laptop_io_completion(void);
> > void laptop_sync_completion(void);
> > void throttle_vm_writeout(gfp_t gfp_mask);
> > +void task_dirty_inc(struct task_struct *);
> >
> > /* These are exported to sysctl. */
> > extern int dirty_background_ratio;
> > diff --git a/mm/page-writeback.c b/mm/page-writeback.c
> > index 29b1d1e..4dc85d0 100644
> > --- a/mm/page-writeback.c
> > +++ b/mm/page-writeback.c
> > @@ -176,10 +176,11 @@ void bdi_writeout_inc(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
> > }
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(bdi_writeout_inc);
> >
> > -static inline void task_dirty_inc(struct task_struct *tsk)
> > +void task_dirty_inc(struct task_struct *tsk)
> > {
> > prop_inc_single(&vm_dirties, &tsk->dirties);
> > }
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(task_dirty_inc);
> >
> > /*
> > * Obtain an accurate fraction of the BDI's portion.


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