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SubjectRe: [TOME] Re: [PATCH 3/3] mm/readahead: Move the check for ra_pages after VM_SequentialReadHint()
* On Sat, Jul 09, 2011 at 01:53:08PM -0700, Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:
>On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 03:41:20AM +0800, Raghavendra D Prabhu wrote:
>> page_cache_sync_readahead checks for ra->ra_pages again, so moving the check after VM_SequentialReadHint.
>
>NAK. This patch adds nothing but overheads.
>
>> --- a/mm/filemap.c
>> +++ b/mm/filemap.c
>> @@ -1566,8 +1566,6 @@ static void do_sync_mmap_readahead(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>> /* If we don't want any read-ahead, don't bother */
>> if (VM_RandomReadHint(vma))
>> return;
>> - if (!ra->ra_pages)
>> - return;

>> if (VM_SequentialReadHint(vma)) {
>> page_cache_sync_readahead(mapping, ra, file, offset,
>> @@ -1575,6 +1573,9 @@ static void do_sync_mmap_readahead(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>> return;
>> }

>> + if (!ra->ra_pages)
>> + return;
>> +
>
>page_cache_sync_readahead() has the same
>
> if (!ra->ra_pages)
> return;
1. Yes, I saw that and that is why I moved it after the condition, so that duplicate checks are
not needed -- ie., if VM_SequentialReadHint is true, then
(!ra->ra_pages) is checked twice otherwise.

2. Also, another thought, is the check needed at its original place (if
not it can be removed), reasons being -- filesystems like tmpfs which
have ra_pages set to 0 don't use filemap_fault in their VMA ops and also
do_sync_mmap_readahead is called in a major page fault context.
>
>So the patch adds the call into page_cache_sync_readahead() just to return..
>
>Thanks,
>Fengguang
>
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