Re: [PATCHv6 00/15] kill unnecessary bdi wakeups + cleanups

From: Artem Bityutskiy
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 08:38:33 EST

On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 14:27 +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 2010-07-25 13:29, Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > here is v6 of the patch series which clean-ups bdi threads and substantially
> > lessens amount of unnecessary kernel wake-ups, which is very important on
> > battery-powered devices.
> >
> > This patch-set is also available at:
> > git:// flushers_v6
> Thanks Artem, for sticking around long enough to get this into
> shape. I have finally merged it.

Thanks, but

> > 1. Use 'spin_lock_bh' for the 'bdi->wb_lock' (changed patch N12)
> I'd rather not, question is how to avoid it. Either just wakeup the
> default thread, or punt the lock-and-check bdi->wb.task to a thread.

you merged this change, do you want me to send a separate patch which
undo the 'spin_lock_bh' change? I'll think about how to avoid this and
come back.

Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy (ÐÑÑÑÐ ÐÐÑÑÑÐÐÐ)

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