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authorJens Axboe <axboe@fb.com>2014-05-22 11:54:16 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-05-23 09:37:29 -0700
commit7fcbbaf18392f0b17c95e2f033c8ccf87eecde1d (patch)
parentb985194c8c0a130ed155b71662e39f7eaea4876f (diff)
mm/filemap.c: avoid always dirtying mapping->flags on O_DIRECT
In some testing I ran today (some fio jobs that spread over two nodes), we end up spending 40% of the time in filemap_check_errors(). That smells fishy. Looking further, this is basically what happens: blkdev_aio_read() generic_file_aio_read() filemap_write_and_wait_range() if (!mapping->nr_pages) filemap_check_errors() and filemap_check_errors() always attempts two test_and_clear_bit() on the mapping flags, thus dirtying it for every single invocation. The patch below tests each of these bits before clearing them, avoiding this issue. In my test case (4-socket box), performance went from 1.7M IOPS to 4.0M IOPS. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@fb.com> Acked-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/mm/filemap.c b/mm/filemap.c
index 000a220e2a41..088358c8006b 100644
--- a/mm/filemap.c
+++ b/mm/filemap.c
@@ -257,9 +257,11 @@ static int filemap_check_errors(struct address_space *mapping)
int ret = 0;
/* Check for outstanding write errors */
- if (test_and_clear_bit(AS_ENOSPC, &mapping->flags))
+ if (test_bit(AS_ENOSPC, &mapping->flags) &&
+ test_and_clear_bit(AS_ENOSPC, &mapping->flags))
ret = -ENOSPC;
- if (test_and_clear_bit(AS_EIO, &mapping->flags))
+ if (test_bit(AS_EIO, &mapping->flags) &&
+ test_and_clear_bit(AS_EIO, &mapping->flags))
ret = -EIO;
return ret;