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-rw-r--r--fs/fs-writeback.c32
-rw-r--r--include/linux/backing-dev.h4
-rw-r--r--mm/page-writeback.c5
3 files changed, 24 insertions, 17 deletions
diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
index 4fcca4f7494..0079bf59b58 100644
--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -200,7 +200,6 @@ static void bdi_queue_work_onstack(struct wb_writeback_args *args)
/**
* bdi_start_writeback - start writeback
* @bdi: the backing device to write from
- * @sb: write inodes from this super_block
* @nr_pages: the number of pages to write
*
* Description:
@@ -209,25 +208,34 @@ static void bdi_queue_work_onstack(struct wb_writeback_args *args)
* completion. Caller need not hold sb s_umount semaphore.
*
*/
-void bdi_start_writeback(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, struct super_block *sb,
- long nr_pages)
+void bdi_start_writeback(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, long nr_pages)
{
struct wb_writeback_args args = {
- .sb = sb,
.sync_mode = WB_SYNC_NONE,
.nr_pages = nr_pages,
.range_cyclic = 1,
};
- /*
- * We treat @nr_pages=0 as the special case to do background writeback,
- * ie. to sync pages until the background dirty threshold is reached.
- */
- if (!nr_pages) {
- args.nr_pages = LONG_MAX;
- args.for_background = 1;
- }
+ bdi_alloc_queue_work(bdi, &args);
+}
+/**
+ * bdi_start_background_writeback - start background writeback
+ * @bdi: the backing device to write from
+ *
+ * Description:
+ * This does WB_SYNC_NONE background writeback. The IO is only
+ * started when this function returns, we make no guarentees on
+ * completion. Caller need not hold sb s_umount semaphore.
+ */
+void bdi_start_background_writeback(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
+{
+ struct wb_writeback_args args = {
+ .sync_mode = WB_SYNC_NONE,
+ .nr_pages = LONG_MAX,
+ .for_background = 1,
+ .range_cyclic = 1,
+ };
bdi_alloc_queue_work(bdi, &args);
}
diff --git a/include/linux/backing-dev.h b/include/linux/backing-dev.h
index aee5f6ce166..9ae2889096b 100644
--- a/include/linux/backing-dev.h
+++ b/include/linux/backing-dev.h
@@ -105,8 +105,8 @@ int bdi_register(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, struct device *parent,
int bdi_register_dev(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, dev_t dev);
void bdi_unregister(struct backing_dev_info *bdi);
int bdi_setup_and_register(struct backing_dev_info *, char *, unsigned int);
-void bdi_start_writeback(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, struct super_block *sb,
- long nr_pages);
+void bdi_start_writeback(struct backing_dev_info *bdi, long nr_pages);
+void bdi_start_background_writeback(struct backing_dev_info *bdi);
int bdi_writeback_task(struct bdi_writeback *wb);
int bdi_has_dirty_io(struct backing_dev_info *bdi);
void bdi_arm_supers_timer(void);
diff --git a/mm/page-writeback.c b/mm/page-writeback.c
index bbd396ac954..54f28bd493d 100644
--- a/mm/page-writeback.c
+++ b/mm/page-writeback.c
@@ -597,7 +597,7 @@ static void balance_dirty_pages(struct address_space *mapping,
(!laptop_mode && ((global_page_state(NR_FILE_DIRTY)
+ global_page_state(NR_UNSTABLE_NFS))
> background_thresh)))
- bdi_start_writeback(bdi, NULL, 0);
+ bdi_start_background_writeback(bdi);
}
void set_page_dirty_balance(struct page *page, int page_mkwrite)
@@ -705,9 +705,8 @@ void laptop_mode_timer_fn(unsigned long data)
* We want to write everything out, not just down to the dirty
* threshold
*/
-
if (bdi_has_dirty_io(&q->backing_dev_info))
- bdi_start_writeback(&q->backing_dev_info, NULL, nr_pages);
+ bdi_start_writeback(&q->backing_dev_info, nr_pages);
}
/*