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From: Jens Axboe <>
To: Pavel Begunkov <>,
	io-uring <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] do_hashed and wq enqueue
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:30:09 -0700
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On 2/11/20 1:20 PM, Pavel Begunkov wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been looking for hashed io-wq enqueuing, but not fully understand the
> issue. As I remember, it was something about getting around blocking for
> buffered I/O. Is that so? Is there any write-up of a thread for this issue?

Not sure if there's a writeup, but the issue is that buffered writes all
need to grab the per-inode mutex. Hence if you don't serialize these writes,
you end up having potentially quite a few threads banging on the same mutex.
This causes a high level of lock contention (and scheduling). By serializing
by inode hash we avoid that, and yield the same performance.

Dave Chinner is working on lifting this restriction, at which point we'll
have to gate the hashing based on whether or not the fs is smart or dumb
when it comes to buffered writes and locking.

> My case is 2-fd request, and I'm not sure how it should look. For splice() it's
> probably Ok to hash the non-pipe end (if any), but I wonder how it should work,
> if, for example, the restriction will be removed.

Probably just do the same, but for the output fd only (and following the
same restrictions in terms of file type).

Jens Axboe

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2020-02-11 20:20 Pavel Begunkov
2020-02-11 20:30 ` Jens Axboe [this message]
2020-02-11 20:36   ` Pavel Begunkov

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