path: root/fs/inode.c
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authorChristoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>2011-06-24 14:29:43 -0400
committerAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>2011-07-20 20:47:46 -0400
commitbd5fe6c5eb9c548d7f07fe8f89a150bb6705e8e3 (patch)
treeef5341c7747f809aec7ae233f6e3ef90af39be5f /fs/inode.c
parentf9b5570d7fdedff32a2e78102bfb54cd1b12b289 (diff)
fs: kill i_alloc_sem
i_alloc_sem is a rather special rw_semaphore. It's the last one that may be released by a non-owner, and it's write side is always mirrored by real exclusion. It's intended use it to wait for all pending direct I/O requests to finish before starting a truncate. Replace it with a hand-grown construct: - exclusion for truncates is already guaranteed by i_mutex, so it can simply fall way - the reader side is replaced by an i_dio_count member in struct inode that counts the number of pending direct I/O requests. Truncate can't proceed as long as it's non-zero - when i_dio_count reaches non-zero we wake up a pending truncate using wake_up_bit on a new bit in i_flags - new references to i_dio_count can't appear while we are waiting for it to read zero because the direct I/O count always needs i_mutex (or an equivalent like XFS's i_iolock) for starting a new operation. This scheme is much simpler, and saves the space of a spinlock_t and a struct list_head in struct inode (typically 160 bits on a non-debug 64-bit system). Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/inode.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/inode.c b/fs/inode.c
index cf81baf1898..96c77b81167 100644
--- a/fs/inode.c
+++ b/fs/inode.c
@@ -168,8 +168,7 @@ int inode_init_always(struct super_block *sb, struct inode *inode)
lockdep_set_class(&inode->i_mutex, &sb->s_type->i_mutex_key);
- init_rwsem(&inode->i_alloc_sem);
- lockdep_set_class(&inode->i_alloc_sem, &sb->s_type->i_alloc_sem_key);
+ atomic_set(&inode->i_dio_count, 0);
mapping->a_ops = &empty_aops;
mapping->host = inode;