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SubjectRe: [TOME] Re: [PATCH 1/1] Add check for dirty_writeback_interval in bdi_wakeup_thread_delayed
* On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 10:02:04AM +1000, Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> wrote:
>On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 09:53:08PM +0530, Raghavendra D Prabhu wrote:
>> In the function bdi_wakeup_thread_delayed, no checks are performed on
>> dirty_writeback_interval unlike other places and timeout is being set to
>> zero as result, thus defeating the purpose. So, I have changed it to be
>> passed default value of interval which is 500 centiseconds, when it is
>> set to zero.
>> I have also verified this and tested it.

>> Signed-off-by: Raghavendra D Prabhu <rprabhu@wnohang.net>
>> ---
>> mm/backing-dev.c | 5 ++++-
>> 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

>> diff --git a/mm/backing-dev.c b/mm/backing-dev.c
>> index befc875..d06533c 100644
>> --- a/mm/backing-dev.c
>> +++ b/mm/backing-dev.c
>> @@ -336,7 +336,10 @@ void bdi_wakeup_thread_delayed(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
>> {
>> unsigned long timeout;
>> - timeout = msecs_to_jiffies(dirty_writeback_interval * 10);
>> + if (dirty_writeback_interval)
>> + timeout = msecs_to_jiffies(dirty_writeback_interval * 10);
>> + else
>> + timeout = msecs_to_jiffies(5000);
>> mod_timer(&bdi->wb.wakeup_timer, jiffies + timeout);
>> }
>
>Isn't the problem that the sysctl handler does not have a min/max
>valid value set? I.e. to prevent invalid values from being set in
>the first place?
>
>Cheers,
>
>Dave.
0 is a valid value for dirty_writeback_interval which according to the
definition/documentation is disabled when set to 0. In other places, a constraint
check is done on that value except here.
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