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authorDave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>2010-06-09 10:37:18 +1000
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-06-08 18:12:44 -0700
commit0b5649278e39a068aaf91399941bab1b4a4a3cc2 (patch)
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parent8d7458daea2a6809d32418bf489b949d23de99ea (diff)
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writeback: pay attention to wbc->nr_to_write in write_cache_pages
If a filesystem writes more than one page in ->writepage, write_cache_pages fails to notice this and continues to attempt writeback when wbc->nr_to_write has gone negative - this trace was captured from XFS: wbc_writeback_start: towrt=1024 wbc_writepage: towrt=1024 wbc_writepage: towrt=0 wbc_writepage: towrt=-1 wbc_writepage: towrt=-5 wbc_writepage: towrt=-21 wbc_writepage: towrt=-85 This has adverse effects on filesystem writeback behaviour. write_cache_pages() needs to terminate after a certain number of pages are written, not after a certain number of calls to ->writepage are made. This is a regression introduced by 17bc6c30cf6bfffd816bdc53682dd46fc34a2cf4 ("vfs: Add no_nrwrite_index_update writeback control flag"), but cannot be reverted directly due to subsequent bug fixes that have gone in on top of it. Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/trace')
-rw-r--r--include/trace/events/ext4.h5
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/include/trace/events/ext4.h b/include/trace/events/ext4.h
index f5b1ba90e95..f3865c7b416 100644
--- a/include/trace/events/ext4.h
+++ b/include/trace/events/ext4.h
@@ -306,7 +306,6 @@ TRACE_EVENT(ext4_da_writepages_result,
__field( int, pages_written )
__field( long, pages_skipped )
__field( char, more_io )
- __field( char, no_nrwrite_index_update )
__field( pgoff_t, writeback_index )
),
@@ -317,16 +316,14 @@ TRACE_EVENT(ext4_da_writepages_result,
__entry->pages_written = pages_written;
__entry->pages_skipped = wbc->pages_skipped;
__entry->more_io = wbc->more_io;
- __entry->no_nrwrite_index_update = wbc->no_nrwrite_index_update;
__entry->writeback_index = inode->i_mapping->writeback_index;
),
- TP_printk("dev %s ino %lu ret %d pages_written %d pages_skipped %ld more_io %d no_nrwrite_index_update %d writeback_index %lu",
+ TP_printk("dev %s ino %lu ret %d pages_written %d pages_skipped %ld more_io %d writeback_index %lu",
jbd2_dev_to_name(__entry->dev),
(unsigned long) __entry->ino, __entry->ret,
__entry->pages_written, __entry->pages_skipped,
__entry->more_io,
- __entry->no_nrwrite_index_update,
(unsigned long) __entry->writeback_index)
);