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SubjectRe: [PATCH for linux-next] mm/page-writeback.c: make changes of dirty_writeback_centisecs take effect immediately
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On 10/14/2017 11:59 AM, Damian Tometzki wrote:
> On Sat, 14. Oct 16:38, Yafang Shao wrote:
>> This patch is the followup of the prvious patch:
>> [writeback: schedule periodic writeback with sysctl].
>>
>> There's another issue to fix.
>> For example,
>> - When the tunable was set to one hour and is reset to one second, the
>> new setting will not take effect for up to one hour.
>>
>> Kicking the flusher threads immediately fixes it.
>>
>> Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
>> Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
>> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>> Signed-off-by: Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@gmail.com>
>> ---
>> mm/page-writeback.c | 11 ++++++++++-
>> 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/page-writeback.c b/mm/page-writeback.c
>> index 3969e69..768fe4e 100644
>> --- a/mm/page-writeback.c
>> +++ b/mm/page-writeback.c
>> @@ -1978,7 +1978,16 @@ int dirty_writeback_centisecs_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
>> int ret;
>>
>> ret = proc_dointvec(table, write, buffer, length, ppos);
>> - if (!ret && !old_interval && dirty_writeback_interval)
>> +
>> + /*
>> + * Writing 0 to dirty_writeback_interval will disable periodic writeback
>> + * and a different non-zero value will wakeup the writeback threads.
>> + * wb_wakeup_delayed() would be more appropriate, but it's a pain to
>> + * iterate over all bdis and wbs.
>> + * The reason we do this is to make the change take effect immediately.
>> + */
>> + if (!ret && write && dirty_writeback_interval &&
>> + dirty_writeback_interval != old_interval)
>> wakeup_flusher_threads(WB_REASON_PERIODIC);
> Is that call right ? The call need two arguments ?
> --> wakeup_flusher_threads(0,WB_REASON_PERIODIC);

It's right, the nr_pages argument was killed.

--
Jens Axboe

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