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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.27.y 1/3] ext4: Use our own write_cache_pages()
On 05/28/2010 08:41 PM, Jayson R. King wrote:
> On 05/28/2010 07:49 PM, wrote:
>> This doesn't fix a bug; it's to make it easy for Dave Chinner to make
>> some changes to fix XFS's performance and to undo some ext4-specific
>> changes to write_cache_pages(). I'm not sure there's a good reason to
>> backport this to 2.6.27.y....
> The difference is that, 2.6.27's write_cache_pages() in page-writeback.c
> still updates wbc->nr_to_write, since the patch which changed that
> behavior was dropped from .27-rc2 due to the XFS regression it causes on
> mainline.

I meant, it was dropped from .27.47-rc2 stable. Sorry for any confusion.

> ext4 appears to want the behavior of write_cache_pages which
> does not update wbc->nr_to_write. This write_cache_pages_da() does what
> ext4 wants, without introducing the XFS regression. So I believe it is
> needed.
> Did I mis-judge?
> Rgds,
> Jayson

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