Re: [PATCH 3/4] writeback: replace custom worker poolimplementation with unbound workqueue

From: Jan Kara
Date: Mon Mar 18 2013 - 18:32:50 EST

On Tue 12-03-13 16:05:10, Jan Kara wrote:
> On Thu 07-03-13 13:44:08, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Writeback implements its own worker pool - each bdi can be associated
> > with a worker thread which is created and destroyed dynamically. The
> > worker thread for the default bdi is always present and serves as the
> > "forker" thread which forks off worker threads for other bdis.
> >
> > there's no reason for writeback to implement its own worker pool when
> > using unbound workqueue instead is much simpler and more efficient.
> > This patch replaces custom worker pool implementation in writeback
> > with an unbound workqueue.
I realized there may be one issue - so far we have a clear identification
which thread works for which bdi in the thread name (flush-x:y naming).
That was useful when debugging things. Now with your worker pool this is
lost, am I right? Would it be possible to restore that?

Jan Kara <jack@xxxxxxx>
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