Re: [patch 52/52] fs: icache less I_FREEING time

From: Dave Chinner
Date: Wed Jun 30 2010 - 06:14:15 EST

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 01:03:04PM +1000, npiggin@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Problem with inode reclaim is that it puts inodes into I_FREEING state
> and then continues to gather more, during which it may iput,
> invalidate_mapping_pages, be preempted, etc. Holding these inodes in
> I_FREEING can cause pauses.

What sort of pauses? I can't see how holding a few inodes in
I_FREEING state would cause any serious sort of holdoff...


Dave Chinner
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