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authorShailabh Nagar <nagar@watson.ibm.com>2006-07-30 03:03:11 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-07-31 13:28:37 -0700
commit163ecdff060f2fa9e8f5238882fd0137493556a6 (patch)
parentd94a041519f3ab1ac023bf917619cd8c4a7d3c01 (diff)
[PATCH] delay accounting: temporarily enable by default
Enable delay accounting by default so that feature gets coverage testing without requiring special measures. Earlier, it was off by default and had to be enabled via a boot time param. This patch reverses the default behaviour to improve coverage testing. It can be removed late in the kernel development cycle if its believed users shouldn't have to incur any cost if they don't want delay accounting. Or it can be retained forever if the utility of the stats is deemed common enough to warrant keeping the feature on. Signed-off-by: Shailabh Nagar <nagar@watson.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
4 files changed, 14 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/accounting/delay-accounting.txt b/Documentation/accounting/delay-accounting.txt
index be215e58423..1443cd71d26 100644
--- a/Documentation/accounting/delay-accounting.txt
+++ b/Documentation/accounting/delay-accounting.txt
@@ -64,11 +64,13 @@ Compile the kernel with
-Enable the accounting at boot time by adding
-the following to the kernel boot options
- delayacct
+Delay accounting is enabled by default at boot up.
+To disable, add
+ nodelayacct
+to the kernel boot options. The rest of the instructions
+below assume this has not been done.
-and after the system has booted up, use a utility
+After the system has booted up, use a utility
similar to getdelays.c to access the delays
seen by a given task or a task group (tgid).
The utility also allows a given command to be
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index e11f7728ec6..b50595a0550 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -448,8 +448,6 @@ running once the system is up.
Format: <area>[,<node>]
See also Documentation/networking/decnet.txt.
- delayacct [KNL] Enable per-task delay accounting
dhash_entries= [KNL]
Set number of hash buckets for dentry cache.
@@ -1031,6 +1029,8 @@ running once the system is up.
nocache [ARM]
+ nodelayacct [KNL] Disable per-task delay accounting
nodisconnect [HW,SCSI,M68K] Disables SCSI disconnects.
noexec [IA-64]
diff --git a/include/linux/delayacct.h b/include/linux/delayacct.h
index 8a284cc6fd5..11487b6e712 100644
--- a/include/linux/delayacct.h
+++ b/include/linux/delayacct.h
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ static inline void delayacct_tsk_init(struct task_struct *tsk)
/* reinitialize in case parent's non-null pointer was dup'ed*/
tsk->delays = NULL;
- if (unlikely(delayacct_on))
+ if (delayacct_on)
@@ -80,7 +80,7 @@ static inline void delayacct_blkio_end(void)
static inline int delayacct_add_tsk(struct taskstats *d,
struct task_struct *tsk)
- if (likely(!delayacct_on) || !tsk->delays)
+ if (!delayacct_on || !tsk->delays)
return 0;
return __delayacct_add_tsk(d, tsk);
diff --git a/kernel/delayacct.c b/kernel/delayacct.c
index f05392d6426..57ca3730205 100644
--- a/kernel/delayacct.c
+++ b/kernel/delayacct.c
@@ -19,15 +19,15 @@
#include <linux/sysctl.h>
#include <linux/delayacct.h>
-int delayacct_on __read_mostly; /* Delay accounting turned on/off */
+int delayacct_on __read_mostly = 1; /* Delay accounting turned on/off */
kmem_cache_t *delayacct_cache;
-static int __init delayacct_setup_enable(char *str)
+static int __init delayacct_setup_disable(char *str)
- delayacct_on = 1;
+ delayacct_on = 0;
return 1;
-__setup("delayacct", delayacct_setup_enable);
+__setup("nodelayacct", delayacct_setup_disable);
void delayacct_init(void)