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From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] remove sb->s_files and file_list_lock usage in dquot.c
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 09:35:57 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070207083557.GA5192@duck.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070206155001.22ab74f6.akpm@linux-foundation.org>

On Tue 06-02-07 15:50:01, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 14:23:33 +0100
> Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:
> 
> >  static void add_dquot_ref(struct super_block *sb, int type)
> >  {
> > -	struct list_head *p;
> > +	struct inode *inode;
> >  
> >  restart:
> > -	file_list_lock();
> > -	list_for_each(p, &sb->s_files) {
> > -		struct file *filp = list_entry(p, struct file, f_u.fu_list);
> > -		struct inode *inode = filp->f_path.dentry->d_inode;
> > -		if (filp->f_mode & FMODE_WRITE && dqinit_needed(inode, type)) {
> > -			struct dentry *dentry = dget(filp->f_path.dentry);
> > -			file_list_unlock();
> > -			sb->dq_op->initialize(inode, type);
> > -			dput(dentry);
> > -			/* As we may have blocked we had better restart... */
> > -			goto restart;
> > -		}
> > +	spin_lock(&inode_lock);
> > +	list_for_each_entry(inode, &sb->s_inodes, i_sb_list) {
> > +		if (!atomic_read(&inode->i_writecount))
> > +			continue;
> > +		if (!dqinit_needed(inode, type))
> > +			continue;
> > +		if (inode->i_state & (I_FREEING|I_WILL_FREE))
> > +			continue;
> > +
> > +		__iget(inode);
> > +		spin_unlock(&inode_lock);
> > +
> > +		sb->dq_op->initialize(inode, type);
> > +		iput(inode);
> > +		/* As we may have blocked we had better restart... */
> > +		goto restart;
> >  	}
> > -	file_list_unlock();
> > +	spin_unlock(&inode_lock);
> >  }
> 
> That loop has (and had) up to O(n^n) operations.  Is there something which
> prevents this from going insane?
  Huh, I guess you meant O(n^2)... Yes, I know about this but as Christoph
pointed out, the loop runs only when quotaon is called on a filesystem and for
inodes somebody writes to. Usually, there are not so many such inodes. So
I'm not sure it's worth the trouble to fix this.

									Honza
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
SuSE CR Labs

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-07  8:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-06 13:23 Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-06 13:46 ` Jan Kara
2007-02-06 23:50 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-07  7:22   ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-07 18:03     ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-02-07 19:06       ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-08 12:22         ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-02-07  8:35   ` Jan Kara [this message]
2007-02-08  9:01 ` Bill Huey
2007-02-09  7:14   ` Bill Huey
2007-02-09  7:23     ` Bill Huey

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