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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org>,
	Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>, Paul Menage <menage@google.com>,
	Derek Fults <dfults@sgi.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch 1/7] cpusets: add dirty map to struct address_space
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:37:39 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1225215459.15763.33.camel@lappy.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.1.10.0810280259500.15270@chino.kir.corp.google.com>

On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 09:08 -0700, David Rientjes wrote:

> This patch implements the management of dirty node maps for an address
> space through the following functions:
> 
> cpuset_clear_dirty_nodes(mapping)	Clear the map of dirty nodes
> 
> cpuset_update_nodes(mapping, page)	Record a node in the dirty nodes
> 					map
> 
> cpuset_init_dirty_nodes(mapping)	Initialization of the map
> 
> 
> The dirty map may be stored either directly in the mapping (for NUMA
> systems with less then BITS_PER_LONG nodes) or separately allocated for
> systems with a large number of nodes (f.e. ia64 with 1024 nodes).
> 
> Updating the dirty map may involve allocating it first for large
> configurations.  Therefore, we protect the allocation and setting of a
> node in the map through the tree_lock.  The tree_lock is already taken
> when a page is dirtied so there is no additional locking overhead if we
> insert the updating of the nodemask there.

I find this usage of tree lock most bothersome, as my concurrent
pagecache patches take the lock out. In which case this _does_ cause
extra locking overhead.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-10-28 17:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-28 16:08 David Rientjes
2008-10-28 16:08 ` [patch 2/7] pdflush: allow the passing of a nodemask parameter David Rientjes
2008-10-28 16:08 ` [patch 3/7] mm: make page writeback obey cpuset constraints David Rientjes
2008-10-28 17:31   ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-10-28 19:16     ` David Rientjes
2008-10-28 17:32   ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-10-28 19:18     ` David Rientjes
2008-10-30  8:42       ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-10-30  9:10         ` David Rientjes
2008-10-30  9:34           ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-10-28 16:08 ` [patch 4/7] mm: cpuset aware reclaim writeout David Rientjes
2008-10-28 16:08 ` [patch 5/7] mm: throttle writeout with cpuset awareness David Rientjes
2008-10-28 16:08 ` [patch 6/7] cpusets: per cpuset dirty ratios David Rientjes
2008-10-30  6:59   ` Paul Menage
2008-10-30  8:48     ` David Rientjes
2008-10-30 15:28     ` Christoph Lameter
2008-10-30  8:44   ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-10-30  9:03     ` David Rientjes
2008-10-30  9:34       ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-10-30 10:02         ` David Rientjes
2008-10-28 16:08 ` [patch 7/7] cpusets: update documentation for writeback throttling David Rientjes
2008-10-30 16:06   ` Christoph Lameter
2008-10-28 17:37 ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2008-10-28 20:48   ` [patch 1/7] cpusets: add dirty map to struct address_space David Rientjes
2008-10-29  1:13     ` David Rientjes
2008-10-29  2:24       ` David Rientjes
2008-10-30  8:38       ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-10-28 17:46 ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-10-28 19:19   ` David Rientjes
2008-10-30 19:23 [patch 0/7] cpuset writeback throttling David Rientjes
2008-10-30 19:23 ` [patch 1/7] cpusets: add dirty map to struct address_space David Rientjes
2008-11-04 21:09   ` Andrew Morton
2008-11-04 21:20     ` Christoph Lameter
2008-11-04 21:42       ` Andrew Morton

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