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authorChristoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>2011-10-11 11:14:10 -0400
committerAlex Elder <aelder@sgi.com>2011-10-11 11:02:49 -0500
commit0030807c66f058230bcb20d2573bcaf28852e804 (patch)
tree40c98d94085b6556cbbb33a7f5fca5a2cce153a2
parent17b38471c3c07a49f0bbc2ecc2e92050c164e226 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-0030807c66f058230bcb20d2573bcaf28852e804.tar.gz
xfs: revert to using a kthread for AIL pushing
Currently we have a few issues with the way the workqueue code is used to implement AIL pushing: - it accidentally uses the same workqueue as the syncer action, and thus can be prevented from running if there are enough sync actions active in the system. - it doesn't use the HIGHPRI flag to queue at the head of the queue of work items At this point I'm not confident enough in getting all the workqueue flags and tweaks right to provide a perfectly reliable execution context for AIL pushing, which is the most important piece in XFS to make forward progress when the log fills. Revert back to use a kthread per filesystem which fixes all the above issues at the cost of having a task struct and stack around for each mounted filesystem. In addition this also gives us much better ways to diagnose any issues involving hung AIL pushing and removes a small amount of code. Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Reported-by: Stefan Priebe <s.priebe@profihost.ag> Tested-by: Stefan Priebe <s.priebe@profihost.ag> Reviewed-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Alex Elder <aelder@sgi.com>
-rw-r--r--fs/xfs/xfs_linux.h2
-rw-r--r--fs/xfs/xfs_super.c13
-rw-r--r--fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c73
-rw-r--r--fs/xfs/xfs_trans_priv.h8
4 files changed, 45 insertions, 51 deletions
diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_linux.h b/fs/xfs/xfs_linux.h
index 1e8a45e74c3e..828662f70d64 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_linux.h
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_linux.h
@@ -68,6 +68,8 @@
#include <linux/ctype.h>
#include <linux/writeback.h>
#include <linux/capability.h>
+#include <linux/kthread.h>
+#include <linux/freezer.h>
#include <linux/list_sort.h>
#include <asm/page.h>
diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_super.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_super.c
index 2366c54cc4fa..5cf06b85fd9d 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_super.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_super.c
@@ -1652,24 +1652,13 @@ xfs_init_workqueues(void)
*/
xfs_syncd_wq = alloc_workqueue("xfssyncd", WQ_CPU_INTENSIVE, 8);
if (!xfs_syncd_wq)
- goto out;
-
- xfs_ail_wq = alloc_workqueue("xfsail", WQ_CPU_INTENSIVE, 8);
- if (!xfs_ail_wq)
- goto out_destroy_syncd;
-
+ return -ENOMEM;
return 0;
-
-out_destroy_syncd:
- destroy_workqueue(xfs_syncd_wq);
-out:
- return -ENOMEM;
}
STATIC void
xfs_destroy_workqueues(void)
{
- destroy_workqueue(xfs_ail_wq);
destroy_workqueue(xfs_syncd_wq);
}
diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c b/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c
index e4cd9180d33a..3a1e7ca54c2d 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_ail.c
@@ -28,8 +28,6 @@
#include "xfs_trans_priv.h"
#include "xfs_error.h"
-struct workqueue_struct *xfs_ail_wq; /* AIL workqueue */
-
#ifdef DEBUG
/*
* Check that the list is sorted as it should be.
@@ -356,16 +354,10 @@ xfs_ail_delete(
xfs_trans_ail_cursor_clear(ailp, lip);
}
-/*
- * xfs_ail_worker does the work of pushing on the AIL. It will requeue itself
- * to run at a later time if there is more work to do to complete the push.
- */
-STATIC void
-xfs_ail_worker(
- struct work_struct *work)
+static long
+xfsaild_push(
+ struct xfs_ail *ailp)
{
- struct xfs_ail *ailp = container_of(to_delayed_work(work),
- struct xfs_ail, xa_work);
xfs_mount_t *mp = ailp->xa_mount;
struct xfs_ail_cursor cur;
xfs_log_item_t *lip;
@@ -505,20 +497,6 @@ out_done:
/* We're past our target or empty, so idle */
ailp->xa_last_pushed_lsn = 0;
- /*
- * We clear the XFS_AIL_PUSHING_BIT first before checking
- * whether the target has changed. If the target has changed,
- * this pushes the requeue race directly onto the result of the
- * atomic test/set bit, so we are guaranteed that either the
- * the pusher that changed the target or ourselves will requeue
- * the work (but not both).
- */
- clear_bit(XFS_AIL_PUSHING_BIT, &ailp->xa_flags);
- smp_rmb();
- if (XFS_LSN_CMP(ailp->xa_target, target) == 0 ||
- test_and_set_bit(XFS_AIL_PUSHING_BIT, &ailp->xa_flags))
- return;
-
tout = 50;
} else if (XFS_LSN_CMP(lsn, target) >= 0) {
/*
@@ -541,9 +519,30 @@ out_done:
tout = 20;
}
- /* There is more to do, requeue us. */
- queue_delayed_work(xfs_syncd_wq, &ailp->xa_work,
- msecs_to_jiffies(tout));
+ return tout;
+}
+
+static int
+xfsaild(
+ void *data)
+{
+ struct xfs_ail *ailp = data;
+ long tout = 0; /* milliseconds */
+
+ while (!kthread_should_stop()) {
+ if (tout && tout <= 20)
+ __set_current_state(TASK_KILLABLE);
+ else
+ __set_current_state(TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
+ schedule_timeout(tout ?
+ msecs_to_jiffies(tout) : MAX_SCHEDULE_TIMEOUT);
+
+ try_to_freeze();
+
+ tout = xfsaild_push(ailp);
+ }
+
+ return 0;
}
/*
@@ -578,8 +577,9 @@ xfs_ail_push(
*/
smp_wmb();
xfs_trans_ail_copy_lsn(ailp, &ailp->xa_target, &threshold_lsn);
- if (!test_and_set_bit(XFS_AIL_PUSHING_BIT, &ailp->xa_flags))
- queue_delayed_work(xfs_syncd_wq, &ailp->xa_work, 0);
+ smp_wmb();
+
+ wake_up_process(ailp->xa_task);
}
/*
@@ -817,9 +817,18 @@ xfs_trans_ail_init(
INIT_LIST_HEAD(&ailp->xa_ail);
INIT_LIST_HEAD(&ailp->xa_cursors);
spin_lock_init(&ailp->xa_lock);
- INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&ailp->xa_work, xfs_ail_worker);
+
+ ailp->xa_task = kthread_run(xfsaild, ailp, "xfsaild/%s",
+ ailp->xa_mount->m_fsname);
+ if (IS_ERR(ailp->xa_task))
+ goto out_free_ailp;
+
mp->m_ail = ailp;
return 0;
+
+out_free_ailp:
+ kmem_free(ailp);
+ return ENOMEM;
}
void
@@ -828,6 +837,6 @@ xfs_trans_ail_destroy(
{
struct xfs_ail *ailp = mp->m_ail;
- cancel_delayed_work_sync(&ailp->xa_work);
+ kthread_stop(ailp->xa_task);
kmem_free(ailp);
}
diff --git a/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_priv.h b/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_priv.h
index 212946b97239..22750b5e4a8f 100644
--- a/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_priv.h
+++ b/fs/xfs/xfs_trans_priv.h
@@ -64,23 +64,17 @@ struct xfs_ail_cursor {
*/
struct xfs_ail {
struct xfs_mount *xa_mount;
+ struct task_struct *xa_task;
struct list_head xa_ail;
xfs_lsn_t xa_target;
struct list_head xa_cursors;
spinlock_t xa_lock;
- struct delayed_work xa_work;
xfs_lsn_t xa_last_pushed_lsn;
- unsigned long xa_flags;
};
-#define XFS_AIL_PUSHING_BIT 0
-
/*
* From xfs_trans_ail.c
*/
-
-extern struct workqueue_struct *xfs_ail_wq; /* AIL workqueue */
-
void xfs_trans_ail_update_bulk(struct xfs_ail *ailp,
struct xfs_ail_cursor *cur,
struct xfs_log_item **log_items, int nr_items,