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From: Goldwyn Rodrigues <rgoldwyn@suse.de>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, jack@suse.com, hch@infradead.org,
	linux-block@vger.kernel.org, linux-btrfs@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org, linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org,
	sagi@grimberg.me, avi@scylladb.com, axboe@kernel.dk,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org, Goldwyn Rodrigues <rgoldwyn@suse.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/8] nowait aio: return if direct write will trigger writeback
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:46:27 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <963ce6bd-730a-76e5-4d7e-d63552c94ff9@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170316130824.GF4033@bombadil.infradead.org>



On 03/16/2017 08:08 AM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 04:51:02PM -0500, Goldwyn Rodrigues wrote:
>> This introduces a new function filemap_range_has_page() which
>> returns true if the file's mapping has a page within the range
>> mentioned.
> 
> I thought you were going to replace this patch with one that starts
> writeback for these pages but does not wait for them?
> 

As mentioned by Jan, Flags to filemap_write_and_wait_range are
unnecessarily complicated. The AIO-DIO API users who eye for performance
usually are careful with page writes/evictions. As a fallback, they can
(and should) go the wait route (without  IOCB_RW_FLAG_NOWAIT).

Finally, my take on this is that we don't want to perform tasks for a
following system call, which may or may not immediately follow the
current one. May not, because an application (DB) will offload the task
from the CPU thread to the I/O thread in case of -EAGAIN. A system call
should be complete in itself (and do the minimum, what is asked).


-- 
Goldwyn

  reply	other threads:[~2017-03-16 13:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-15 21:50 [PATCH 0/8 v3] No wait AIO Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-15 21:51 ` [PATCH 1/8] nowait aio: Introduce IOCB_RW_FLAG_NOWAIT Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-15 21:51 ` [PATCH 2/8] nowait aio: Return if cannot get hold of i_rwsem Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-15 21:51 ` [PATCH 3/8] nowait aio: return if direct write will trigger writeback Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-16 13:08   ` Matthew Wilcox
2017-03-16 13:46     ` Goldwyn Rodrigues [this message]
2017-03-16 13:20   ` Matthew Wilcox
     [not found]     ` <20170316132052.GG4033-PfSpb0PWhxZc2C7mugBRk2EX/6BAtgUQ@public.gmane.org>
2017-03-16 13:46       ` Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-15 21:51 ` [PATCH 4/8] nowait-aio: Introduce IOMAP_NOWAIT Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-15 21:51 ` [PATCH 5/8] nowait aio: return on congested block device Goldwyn Rodrigues
     [not found]   ` <20170315215107.5628-6-rgoldwyn-l3A5Bk7waGM@public.gmane.org>
2017-03-16 14:33     ` Jens Axboe
2017-03-17  2:03       ` Ming Lei
2017-03-17 12:23       ` Goldwyn Rodrigues
     [not found]       ` <eee4683d-9f44-434f-b97f-b0b24c7b3dab-tSWWG44O7X1aa/9Udqfwiw@public.gmane.org>
2017-03-24 11:32         ` Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-24 14:39           ` Jens Axboe
2017-03-16 21:31     ` Dave Chinner
2017-03-17 12:23       ` Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-20 17:33         ` Jan Kara
2017-03-15 21:51 ` [PATCH 6/8] nowait aio: ext4 Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-15 21:51 ` [PATCH 7/8] nowait aio: xfs Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-03-15 21:51 ` [PATCH 8/8] nowait aio: btrfs Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-04-03 18:52 [PATCH 0/8 v4] No wait AIO Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-04-03 18:53 ` [PATCH 3/8] nowait aio: return if direct write will trigger writeback Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-04-14 12:02 [PATCH 0/8 v6] No wait AIO Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-04-14 12:02 ` [PATCH 3/8] nowait aio: return if direct write will trigger writeback Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-05-09 12:22 [PATCH 0/8 v7] No wait AIO Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-05-09 12:22 ` [PATCH 3/8] nowait aio: return if direct write will trigger writeback Goldwyn Rodrigues
2017-05-11  7:42   ` Christoph Hellwig

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