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Subject[10/24] vfs: Add no_nrwrite_index_update writeback control flag
2.6.27-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

commit 17bc6c30cf6bfffd816bdc53682dd46fc34a2cf4 upstream.

If no_nrwrite_index_update is set we don't update nr_to_write and
address space writeback_index in write_cache_pages. This change
enables a file system to skip these updates in write_cache_pages and do
them in the writepages() callback. This patch will be followed by an
ext4 patch that make use of these new flags.

Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
CC: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
[dev@jaysonking.com: Modified the patch to account for subsequent changes in mainline being cherry-picked earlier for 2.6.27.y.]
Signed-off-by: Jayson R. King <dev@jaysonking.com>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
include/linux/writeback.h | 9 +++++++++
mm/page-writeback.c | 14 +++++++++-----
2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--- a/include/linux/writeback.h
+++ b/include/linux/writeback.h
@@ -62,6 +62,15 @@ struct writeback_control {
unsigned for_writepages:1; /* This is a writepages() call */
unsigned range_cyclic:1; /* range_start is cyclic */
unsigned more_io:1; /* more io to be dispatched */
+ /*
+ * write_cache_pages() won't update wbc->nr_to_write and
+ * mapping->writeback_index if no_nrwrite_index_update
+ * is set. write_cache_pages() may write more than we
+ * requested and we want to make sure nr_to_write and
+ * writeback_index are updated in a consistent manner
+ * so we use a single control to update them
+ */
+ unsigned no_nrwrite_index_update:1;
};

/*
--- a/mm/page-writeback.c
+++ b/mm/page-writeback.c
@@ -878,6 +878,7 @@ int write_cache_pages(struct address_spa
pgoff_t done_index;
int cycled;
int range_whole = 0;
+ long nr_to_write = wbc->nr_to_write;

if (wbc->nonblocking && bdi_write_congested(bdi)) {
wbc->encountered_congestion = 1;
@@ -985,9 +986,9 @@ continue_unlock:
}
}

- if (wbc->nr_to_write > 0) {
- wbc->nr_to_write--;
- if (wbc->nr_to_write == 0 &&
+ if (nr_to_write > 0) {
+ nr_to_write--;
+ if (nr_to_write == 0 &&
wbc->sync_mode == WB_SYNC_NONE) {
/*
* We stop writing back only if we are
@@ -1024,8 +1025,11 @@ continue_unlock:
end = writeback_index - 1;
goto retry;
}
- if (wbc->range_cyclic || (range_whole && wbc->nr_to_write > 0))
- mapping->writeback_index = done_index;
+ if (!wbc->no_nrwrite_index_update) {
+ if (wbc->range_cyclic || (range_whole && nr_to_write > 0))
+ mapping->writeback_index = done_index;
+ wbc->nr_to_write = nr_to_write;
+ }

return ret;
}



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