[PATCH 14/14] fs,xfs: Allow kswapd to writeback pages
From: Mel Gorman
Date: Tue Jun 29 2010 - 07:35:12 EST
As only kswapd and memcg are writing back pages, there should be no
danger of overflowing the stack. Allow the writing back of dirty pages
in xfs from the VM.
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mel@xxxxxxxxx>
fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_aops.c | 15 ---------------
1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
diff --git a/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_aops.c b/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_aops.c
index 34640d6..4c89db3 100644
@@ -1333,21 +1333,6 @@ xfs_vm_writepage(
trace_xfs_writepage(inode, page, 0);
- * Refuse to write the page out if we are called from reclaim context.
- * This is primarily to avoid stack overflows when called from deep
- * used stacks in random callers for direct reclaim, but disabling
- * reclaim for kswap is a nice side-effect as kswapd causes rather
- * suboptimal I/O patters, too.
- * This should really be done by the core VM, but until that happens
- * filesystems like XFS, btrfs and ext4 have to take care of this
- * by themselves.
- if (current->flags & PF_MEMALLOC)
- goto out_fail;
* We need a transaction if:
* 1. There are delalloc buffers on the page
* 2. The page is uptodate and we have unmapped buffers
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