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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);
}