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1 files changed, 10 insertions, 33 deletions
diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
index 863bfb0eb49..8a5807d2fb9 100644
--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -374,45 +374,22 @@ writeback_single_inode(struct inode *inode, struct writeback_control *wbc)
if (mapping_tagged(mapping, PAGECACHE_TAG_DIRTY)) {
/*
* We didn't write back all the pages. nfs_writepages()
- * sometimes bales out without doing anything. Redirty
- * the inode; Move it from b_io onto b_more_io/b_dirty.
+ * sometimes bales out without doing anything.
*/
- /*
- * akpm: if the caller was the kupdate function we put
- * this inode at the head of b_dirty so it gets first
- * consideration. Otherwise, move it to the tail, for
- * the reasons described there. I'm not really sure
- * how much sense this makes. Presumably I had a good
- * reasons for doing it this way, and I'd rather not
- * muck with it at present.
- */
- if (wbc->for_kupdate) {
+ inode->i_state |= I_DIRTY_PAGES;
+ if (wbc->nr_to_write <= 0) {
/*
- * For the kupdate function we move the inode
- * to b_more_io so it will get more writeout as
- * soon as the queue becomes uncongested.
+ * slice used up: queue for next turn
*/
- inode->i_state |= I_DIRTY_PAGES;
- if (wbc->nr_to_write <= 0) {
- /*
- * slice used up: queue for next turn
- */
- requeue_io(inode);
- } else {
- /*
- * somehow blocked: retry later
- */
- redirty_tail(inode);
- }
+ requeue_io(inode);
} else {
/*
- * Otherwise fully redirty the inode so that
- * other inodes on this superblock will get some
- * writeout. Otherwise heavy writing to one
- * file would indefinitely suspend writeout of
- * all the other files.
+ * Writeback blocked by something other than
+ * congestion. Delay the inode for some time to
+ * avoid spinning on the CPU (100% iowait)
+ * retrying writeback of the dirty page/inode
+ * that cannot be performed immediately.
*/
- inode->i_state |= I_DIRTY_PAGES;
redirty_tail(inode);
}
} else if (inode->i_state & I_DIRTY) {