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authorGreg Thelen <gthelen@google.com>2013-04-30 15:26:48 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-04-30 17:04:00 -0700
commit421348f1ca0bf17769dee0aed4d991845ae0536d (patch)
parentb4ea2eaa11fa2588c241a80d6d1e59f0f68f7b29 (diff)
fs/dcache.c: add cond_resched() to shrink_dcache_parent()
Call cond_resched() in shrink_dcache_parent() to maintain interactivity. Before this patch: void shrink_dcache_parent(struct dentry * parent) { while ((found = select_parent(parent, &dispose)) != 0) shrink_dentry_list(&dispose); } select_parent() populates the dispose list with dentries which shrink_dentry_list() then deletes. select_parent() carefully uses need_resched() to avoid doing too much work at once. But neither shrink_dcache_parent() nor its called functions call cond_resched(). So once need_resched() is set select_parent() will return single dentry dispose list which is then deleted by shrink_dentry_list(). This is inefficient when there are a lot of dentry to process. This can cause softlockup and hurts interactivity on non preemptable kernels. This change adds cond_resched() in shrink_dcache_parent(). The benefit of this is that need_resched() is quickly cleared so that future calls to select_parent() are able to efficiently return a big batch of dentry. These additional cond_resched() do not seem to impact performance, at least for the workload below. Here is a program which can cause soft lockup if other system activity sets need_resched(). int main() { struct rlimit rlim; int i; int f[100000]; char buf[20]; struct timeval t1, t2; double diff; /* cleanup past run */ system("rm -rf x"); /* boost nfile rlimit */ rlim.rlim_cur = 200000; rlim.rlim_max = 200000; if (setrlimit(RLIMIT_NOFILE, &rlim)) err(1, "setrlimit"); /* make directory for files */ if (mkdir("x", 0700)) err(1, "mkdir"); if (gettimeofday(&t1, NULL)) err(1, "gettimeofday"); /* populate directory with open files */ for (i = 0; i < 100000; i++) { snprintf(buf, sizeof(buf), "x/%d", i); f[i] = open(buf, O_CREAT); if (f[i] == -1) err(1, "open"); } /* close some of the files */ for (i = 0; i < 85000; i++) close(f[i]); /* unlink all files, even open ones */ system("rm -rf x"); if (gettimeofday(&t2, NULL)) err(1, "gettimeofday"); diff = (((double)t2.tv_sec * 1000000 + t2.tv_usec) - ((double)t1.tv_sec * 1000000 + t1.tv_usec)); printf("done: %g elapsed\n", diff/1e6); return 0; } Signed-off-by: Greg Thelen <gthelen@google.com> Signed-off-by: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/dcache.c b/fs/dcache.c
index e8bc3420d63..e689268046c 100644
--- a/fs/dcache.c
+++ b/fs/dcache.c
@@ -1230,8 +1230,10 @@ void shrink_dcache_parent(struct dentry * parent)
int found;
- while ((found = select_parent(parent, &dispose)) != 0)
+ while ((found = select_parent(parent, &dispose)) != 0) {
+ cond_resched();
+ }